McDonald’s Happy Meal boxes can now be downloaded for free at home so you can whip up a fakeaway for the kids

SINCE McDonald's shut it's doors a few weeks ago,  parents have been recreating the ultimate fakeaway meals so their little ones can indulge in their favourite McDonald's combo. 

But rather than spending time designing you're own authentic-looking packaging, you can now download a Happy Meal design template and it's completely free to use.

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You can download the template in an easy PDF format, and print it from home.

After cutting around the template, simply fold where instructed and you'll have yourself an exact replica of the Happy Meal box.

The Happy Meal cut-outs are a part of McDonald's new family entertainment hub which offers a wide range of fun activities for the kids to enjoy in lockdown, while parents can get some much needed downtime.

The hub has available various board games, Happy Reader eBooks, and interactive games, along with fun football challenges to help keep kids active.

But the football challenge isn't just any old challenge.


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Manchester United Women’s manager and former England star Casey Stoney is leading the way to provide easy to follow videos of skills and challenges to help kids up their skills and fitness abilities.

Meanwhile, just like happy meal boxes, the activities feature a selection of favourite cartoon characters, so you're bound to find SOMETHING your child will enjoy.

Among the family favourites making an appearance in the hub are Pokémon, Teeny Ty, UglyDolls, Snoopy, Mr Men and Little Miss Party, with fun activities such as dot-to-dots, word searches, puzzles and colouring in.

Aside from the fun-filled activities and fakeaway cut-outs, you also have access to a range of downloadable e-books such as ‘Snoopy Blasts Off!’ and ‘The Adventures of Amelia Fang and Friends’ – so the options really are endless.

This comes after a McDonald’s fan reveals how to make its McChicken sandwich at home & it looks as good as the real thing.

And, a clever mum tricked her kids with a homemade McDonald’s Happy Meal – and even recreated packaging.

Meanwhile, this mother replicated the entire McDonald's drive-through experience for her kids using an online McDonald's drive-through simulator.

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