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Free Printable Lunchbox Notes, Tags & Stickers for Back-to-School by Cindy Hopper for

Free Printable Lunchbox Notes, Tags & Stickers

By Cindy Hopper

Start the school year off with these free lunchbox notes, tags and stickers.

Encourage your kids to eat their fruit with a fun label that reminds them how special you think they are. You need just a few supplies: white card-stock, a 2″ hole punch, a regular hole punch and rubber bands.


Fruit Label Download

Download the fruit labels, print on card-stock and cut out with a 2 inch circle punch.

Punch a small hole in the top of the tag and loop a rubber band through the hole.  The rubber band with keep your note secured to your fruit.

If you are sending cut up fruit in a baggie, print the labels on a 1-up piece of sticker paper (found at a copy shop like Kinkos or Office Max) and stick your labels to your bags.

Make you own custom lunchbox notes

If you want to send a note to tuck into your child’s lunchbox these labels can be customized by you. Download the labels, highlight the text, type in your own message, print on card-stock (or sticker paper)  and cut out.

Custom Lunchbox Notes Download

You might write a joke (you can tell them the answer when they get home), ask a question or provide encouragement for an event at school that day.  If you prefer to hand write your own message you can always print them without text.

About the Author

Cindy Hopper

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has cont...

Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy’s family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy’s personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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  • Olivia

    August 13, 2009 at 9:49 am

    These printables are just fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  • Heather

    August 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Love these! Perfect for the Mom facing school lunches for the 1st time (me) who is a bit overwhelmed. Thanks for sharing!

  • Michelle

    August 13, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Soooo Cute!!
    Thank you.

  • Corinna Lyons-Revello

    August 13, 2009 at 10:44 am

    These are so cute and you’re awesome for sharing them with us! Thanks for that!

  • tzigane

    August 13, 2009 at 11:17 am

    thank you so much! these will be great for this year!

  • Alison

    August 13, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Love these!!! They are darling!

  • Amy @ Living Locurto

    August 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    These are so cute! Thanks for sharing:-)

  • Liz

    August 13, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    What a great idea. I LOVE how they fit into the circle punch. Genius – just genus!

  • adrea

    August 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    message in a lunchbox! Love it!

  • Anonymous

    August 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm


  • Bettina groh

    August 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I “saved” these for my daughter to use in my granddaughter’s lunchbox. Lili, my 7 yo granddaughter, made lunch for her mother the other day ( unasked)… complete with a mystery note!

  • Lorie

    August 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I am going to have to post a link to this on my blog! These are way too cute!

  • Sweet Bitty Bows

    August 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

    Thank you! I will definitely use these 🙂

  • Sparksgal

    August 14, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    What a great idea – thanks for sharing!

  • Mariah ~ Playful Learning

    August 16, 2009 at 5:24 am

    I love these – so simple and fun 🙂

  • Jill

    August 16, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Thanks for such a cute idea!

  • Melissa

    August 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent.

  • Stephanie

    August 20, 2009 at 12:41 am

    These are so cute! I especially love those fruit tags.
    I echo Melissa’s sentiment: Thank you for sharing your creativity and talent.

  • xashee

    August 26, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    thank you so much for sharing such a CUTE idea! 🙂 Have a WONDERFUL day!

  • Laura

    August 29, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing these. I won a set of lunch box love notes last year and used them with my daughter. These will be great for this year.

  • Sandra

    September 2, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    What a great idea! I love these, thanks for making them.

  • Jane

    September 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    thanks these are really sweet

  • Christi Williams

    September 7, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    This are so cute!! Thank you for sharing with all of us. 🙂

  • Jaime

    September 9, 2009 at 6:18 am

    Thank you for some more neat ideas to use in my kids lunch boxes. It is nice to use different sayings then the ones I used the last few years.

  • Annie

    September 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    We love YOU bunches! thanks for the great posts and these printables! 🙂

  • turnitupmom

    September 11, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Fabulous ideas….I love the clever notes for the fruits! My mom’s lunch box love notes will never be forgotten, and I want to do the same 🙂

  • Dell

    September 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Thank you so much for these printables.
    They are really appreciated

  • Kristen

    February 11, 2010 at 7:29 am

    These are so cute, thank you! I was looking for a template for something to pack with my hubby’s lunch and these are just perfect. I know he’ll get a kick out of them.

  • Breanne

    October 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I LOVE the lunch tags that are shown in your pictures! I was really hoping to print them out and use them, but for some reason I am not able to click on either link (the fruit labels or the custom labels) so I can’t open anything to print! Just wondering if there was something special I needed to do or how I could get these adorable tags to print?

    • Isabel Kallman

      Isabel Kallman

      October 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Hi, i just tried it out and had no problem. Perhaps open this page in a different browser? I used Google Chrome.

  • Brashear Kids

    February 11, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Hey we loved your idea so much we shared it on our blog! Thanks so much for sharing your clever DIY.

  • Miranda

    February 13, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I seem to have the same problem as Breanne.
    Each time I try to click on the link to the printable it moves a little and it will not open the page

    • Isabel Kallman

      Isabel Kallman

      February 13, 2015 at 8:29 am

      I just tried it and the PDF opened without a problem. Sorry you are having difficulty but it’s working.

  • nicholle

    August 11, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Love these!