I love this product! Created by an Australian mother of three, The Lunch Punch cuts off crust and turns bread, sandwiches, etc. into fun edible shapes. It minimizes waste by using most of the bread (and their site suggests keeping the crusts to use for meatloafs, feed animals, etc.)
I received two sets of The Lunch Punch for my little crust-boycotters to review: the Match and Munch puzzle shapes:
and the Critter Cutters:
The Lunch Punch is thicker than a regular cookie cutter, so it can go through a whole sandwich. (You can still use them to make cookies, too!)
I have used them on my girls' toast and sandwiches several times, and they just love them. They can hardly decide which shape they want when I give them the option. The funny thing is, it took them a while to trust that the crusts were indeed cut off...they kept leaving the outside borders, thinking that they couldn't possibly be part of the bread! Now they get the hang of it, though.
You can check out their Lunch Punch website for more information, including some brand-new products:
Vrrrm! transportation shapes:
Coming soon, they even have Landwich continent shapes!
Each set of four costs around $15, with some of the profits going to charities. Although I'm not always in favour of "putting on a show for the kids", toast and sandwiches are quite common around our house, and it doesn't hurt to jazz them up and give the girls a bit more motivation to eat them.
If you're interested in making a purchase, go here to find out how to order Lunch Punch shapes in different countries.
The Lunch Punch is a hit around our house, and will certainly spice up Frannie's school lunches! She'll be the envy of her Junior Kindergarten class!
Disclaimer: I was provided with the above-mentioned products for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own.
P.S. On a completely unrelated note, thanks to Kingston Girl for your kind words, and good luck with your Build a Better Blog Challenge! (If you haven't visited her yet, you should!)