So when I pack a lunch for the kids, I want to send them a fun dip as a treat. The dilemma is that finding a dip container that is small enough to fit in their lunch box and one that won't pop open, making a huge mess.
One afternoon I was on the phone with a friend and we were brainstorming about what containers we could use. This is the idea we came up with. I'll give you a hint, it's the same size as these disposable souffle containers for sauce or dressing, but it's reusable, colorful, inexpensive and you probably already have one in your kids' toy box:
Miniature play-doh containers!
Simply remove the label, run it through the dishwasher and you have a colorful petite-sized dip container. It will not pop open, it will fit in the Easy Lunchbox system and my kids tell me it's a great conversation starter with their friends.
Save the actual play-doh for a kit like this one and if you have any containers left over, they also make great on-the-go homemade diaper rash ointment containers.
These are some photos I snapped last week as I was packing lunches.
My daughter's pretzels with spicy mustard for dipping:
My son's pretzels and spicy mustard:
Fiesta ranch greek yogurt my daughter affectionately calls "Dorito Dip-Dip":
"Dorito Dip Dip" covered with carrots:
P.S. My 6-year old asked me to please label it so her friends didn't think she was actually eating play-doh for lunch. :)