How To Make Your Own McDonald's Happy Meal Box At Home

It may not be one of life's big mysteries, but if you've ever wondered how to make a McDonald's Happy Meal box that could please the most discriminating junior McGourmand, we may have an answer to your problem. McDonald's has published a template for its Happy Meal box (via Metro), and it can be found on the fast food company's Family Fun Hub, which also features downloadable coloring sheets, puzzles, ebooks, and online games.

McDonald's hasn't issued any statements about the release of the template, but we can only guess that it has something to do with keeping younger children occupied and happy amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic-related stay-at-home orders, which have been in place in some states for more than 30 days (via Al Jazeera).

McDonald's isn't the only company that's been sharing secrets

The fast food giant isn't the only one who has opted to go public with a nugget related to a product that might not have talked about before. Big companies from Disney to DoubleTree and from IKEA to Cheesecake Factory, have been going on social media to share recipes for their most treats. Authentic recipes for everything from DoubleTree's chocolate chip cookies to Cheesecake Factory's signature dishes are now online for families to enjoy at home (via Vice). In fact, McDonald's has already gone public with a recipe for one of its classic dishes, the sausage and egg McMuffin (the recipe also provides brief instructions for a breakfast hash brown, in case you were wondering).

The one thing the Happy Meal doesn't come with is a free toy. For that, you may need to order a stash on ebay or Amazon, or dig up a forgotten toy from the bottom of your child's pile of potential play discards, just to make sure you don't end up with more things that can only hold your child's attention for a few minutes at best.