Serve lunchbox condiments in a medicine syringe
OK, T. E., this is ingenious. For all the ketchup-lovers out there:
While waiting for my nifty condiment holders from Japan to get here, I've been using small plastic containers to put ketchup in my son's lunchbox. (He puts ketchup on everything.) This morning I didn't have the space in his bento or bag to squeeze another container for his much-beloved condiment soooo...... I filled one of our un-used clean medicine syringes with ketchup. This way he has just a tsp or so and can place it directly on his turkey dog himself. Should be less messy than a cup of ketchup too. Our pharmacy gives us one with any liquid prescription and we tend to use the cups instead, so I've got a few stashed away in a drawer. Who knew I'd ever use them!
Related: Plenty o' lunchbox hacks in the Feeding archive