By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

This Artistic Mom Turns Her Kid’s Lunch Bags Into Entertaining Works Of Art.

Drawing a happy face on a kid’s note for their lunch is for amateurs. Jenn Aguilar, a mom in Airdrie, Alberta uses her kids lunch bags as her canvass to draw Harry Potter and 90’s inspired cartoons. Since September of last year, the Canadian mom spends every night coming up with colourful sketches and funny messages for her sons; 14-year-old Kale and 12-year-old Konnor.

It helps that Aguilar is a former graphic designer and a “doodler by nature.” The 40-year-old says that at the beginning of the school year her boys were embarrassed of her artistic creations but quickly began to love their lunch bags. She describes her lunch bag doodles as her “love language” with her boys. Kale and Konnor also make special requests of particular characters they want.

Aside from the cool and vibrant art, Aguilar says she only packs healthy and nutritious lunches for her two boys. She is a cool and health conscious mom.

The first lunch bags started off with the mom writing a simple note but it quickly evolved into fun and quirky doodles.

Kale's and Konnor's friends look forward to Aguilar's art as well. The single mom says the doodle lunch bag is how they connect. "That's our bonding, that's how we relate," says Aguilar.

Aguilar shares her creations on Instagram under “Lunch Bag Adventures.”

“I hope it puts a smile on people’s faces. I am humbled and grateful for this and just amazed by the interest this has garnered,” says Aguilar about her fun cartoons.

The mom spends about 25 minutes every evening making her Lunch Bag Adventures. She comes up with a lot of her own material but sometimes she admits to searching online for inspiration.

Aguilar also relies a lot on the popular music she listened to while growing up, something her kids have come to love. "“The boys realized that hip-hop today isn’t what it was and have reverted to the 90s hip-hop I used to listen to," explains Aguilar.

Aguilar is also a scrapbooker, painter, and mixed medium artist. A lot of the things she doodles largely depends on what her kids are into.

When Kale and Konnor were embarrassed by her lunch bags, Aguilar stopped doing them. Her boys though began asking her for them so she quickly got back into her nightly project.

"I wanted to do something for them that was impactful,” says Aguilar.

It may be the end of the school year but Aguilar promises to keep on doodling on her kids' lunch bags until they graduate high school. The ninja turtles were the last bags she made for this school year.

Source: Jenn Aguilar @ lunchbagadventures

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