Geeky Lunch Box: McDonald’s Happy Meal
This one is for the kids or the “really self-assured geek” (not to be confused with a hipster), either way this is a fun design for a lunchbox based on the beloved Happy Meal from McDonald’s.
The design is pretty straightforward: there is a cradle for a can of pop, an interchangeable divider for food, and that’s pretty much it. You’ll have to add your own toy!
Originally I had designed this to open like a box with two flaps at the top (just like an actual Happy Meal), but decided to go with this layout. May not be watertight when it comes to nasty spills, but all the food is more accessible here. I was also going to include a matching Thermos bottle shaped like a McDonald’s fountain drink, but that would both increase the size of this lunchbox and eat up volume better used for food.
The main goal was to make this compact. This would be about 5 x 5 x 9″, so slightly bigger than the actual Happy Meal (I think). Still makes it small enough to throw in your backpack or handbag.
Note: I should have added a padlock loop, for those who have to share communal fridges at work!