Lunchables ‘Created by You’ Arts and Crafts Picnic

During the last days of Summer, I hosted an arts and crafts picnic at a local park sponsored by Lunchables ‘Created by You’.

What is ‘Created by You’?

‘Created by You’ is a campaign made by Lunchables to help children realize their creative dreams such as creating their own movie, making a video game or even a song! The Lunchables Team are making this contest extra special by allowing the winners to work alongside a pro like Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers band to help bring the child’s creation to life. Isn’t that awesome?!

Note: At the end of this post, you can view a video for more information and/or visit

The day of the picnic couldn’t get any better. The sun was shining beautifully, the park was empty and the kids were hungry!  They were super excited about eating the brand new Lunchables I had in store for them, thanks to Kraft Foods.

When I arrived to the park, the artist and her crew from Imaginationst Station were there organizing the arts and crafts.  They brought tons of cool things for the kids to do.  I knew it was going to be a fun-filled day.

While they finished prepping for the kids to arrive, I then went to set up the tables for the kids.  I placed all the gift bags and the Lunachables on the table with a bouquet of balloons. The table looked fantastic.  I think I was more excited than my kids.

A few minutes later, the kids started to arrive.  Obviously the first thing they wanted to do is play in the park so off they went to burn some energy before concentrating for their masterpieces later.

After playing for awhile, the kids came over one by one asking when they could eat so I decided to call all the kids and tell them that we were ready to eat. They screamed out a “Yay, time to eat!”

And so they did.  We all did.  Parents included.  I never thought Lunchables would be so good and nutritious. They are truly committed to feeding our kids great-tasting and wholesome meals on the go.  With the new line of Lunchables with water, you now have a choice of: Turkey & Cheddar Sub, Chicken and American Sub, Turkey & Cheddar Cracker Combo, Ham & American Cracker Combo, New Chicken Strips, Deep Dish Cheese Pizza and Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza.  The combos come with fruit, such as mandarin oranges or applesauce and a snack such as cookies.

The kids loved all the new choices but hands down their favorite one was the Deep Dish Pepperoni Pizza. I think it’s because they can assemble the mini pizzas themselves and it looked pretty yummy too.  Personally, I don’t like cold pizza so my favorite was the Turkey and Cheddar Sub.  The bread was so soft and the cold cuts were fresh.  Lunchables will definitely be a part of our diet from now on.

Once the kids were done with eating and Norine and Dona (the artists) were done organizing and prepping the tables for the kids, everyone was called to the tables to start working and having fun!

Before the kids were able to start, Norine and her assistants demonstrated how to make greeting cards with coloring pencils, stencils and stamps.

Since the kid’s ages ranged from 4 – 13, Norine suggested we divide the kids into two groups.  I thought that was a great idea.  The older kids were so relieved.  You know how “tweens & teens” are.  They do not want to be associated with “babies.” LOL

The kids behaved so well.

The kids really put their minds to their creations.

Each child had their own style of cards.

The girls were so happy with the end-results.

Here are the little ones showing off their work.

The older kids happily showed off their creation too. They all did so well.

A huge thanks to Norine, Dona and her daughter from Imaginationst for providing the kids with all the arts and crafts and of course all the cool ideas. As you can see from the photos, the kids had a blast.  They even asked if I can host a Lunchables party every Summer. 😉

A special thanks to Elizabeth and Karyn from Weber Shandwick for working with me and for being extra patient! You girls rock!

Lunchables is also working on another campaign called Lunch Note Promise. Back for its second year, the Lunch Note Promise campaign aims to help parents provide their kids with words of encouragement to help them realize their potential. Parents can go to to promise to include a lunch note in their child’s lunch. For every parent who makes the promise, Lunchables will donate $1, up – up to $100,000 – to creative learning programs at local Boys & Girls Clubs of America in their state. Parents can also download cool stationery templates with kid- approved designs on the website and get a 1$ off coupon.

And now for the ‘Created by You’ information. Check out the video below and check out how to enter to win the grand prize of your own movie, song or video created by you with the help of a celebrity.

Lunchables Created by You contest is open to residents of the US and D.C., 6 to 13 years of age onlyEnds March 31, 2011.

Disclosure: Kraft Foods provided me with a gift card to purchase food and drinks, gift bags and sample products for the kids at no cost to me.

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