Bento box - reusable lunch container for kidsCool Mom Picks Pick of the Year badgeI know every week lately, one of us shows up here saying OMG I found the cutest lunchbox EVER, but I think I may have just topped them all with the Shinzi Katoh Japanese bento boxes for kids.

Spotted at the adorable e-boutique My Sweet Muffin, each bento box features absolutely charming designs from the popular Japanese artist, featuring birds, bunnies, or his interpretation of characters like Pinnochio or “Princess Mermaid.” Guaranteed, they will make you happy.

The small, snack-size single box with two small compartments side by side is a snap for even my preschooler to open and close by herself and would be a great alternative to baggies shinzi katoh bento boxwhen you’re toting Goldfish and Cheerios in the diaper bag. You can slide the middle divider side to side or take it out completely. Then the double-decker bento box with two trays is perfect for complete if small meals (no Dagwood sandwiches) and is still compact enough for a toddler sized backpack. You can even pair it with a matching toddler fork.

Suddenly, I’m not dreading packing my daughter’s lunches this year. In fact, it’s going to be fun figuring out what to do with all those little compartments. –Liz

Find bento boxes for children from Shinzi Katoh at My Sweet Muffin