Yup, I’m still having fun with this. Kirsten loved all the halloween bento boxes she got in her lunch this week. I must admit that I probably have as much fun making them with her and she does eating them. I figure I have to make her school lunches anyway, I might as well have a little fun while I’m doing it! Here’s some bento’s we made this week:
I just love this one because I have a slight obsession with owls. I made 2 mini circle sandwiches with turkey and cheese and decorated them with mozza cheese and food marker eyes, carrot nose, cheese wings and carrot legs. A container of orange jello – remember I make 1 package of jello ahead of time and it fills 4 of these containers so I can put jello in her lunchbox anytime. I also sliced a red apple and made a yellow apple moon cut out for it.
Here’s an adorable bento for her morning nutrition break. I decorated a yogurt drink with athletic tape and googly eyes to look like a mummy. She also got a peeled orange with a food marker face and a cereal bar.
And another adorable morning bento. She got a container of cheerios and I peeled the label of a small container of yogurt and drew a ghost face on it. She also got a banana with Boo on it – I used a toothpick to write the word.
Here’s a bento for her afternoon nutrition break. Half a ham and cheese sandwich with little mozza ghosts. A container of applesauce with halloween sprinkles and a container of baby carrots.
Another great afternoon nutrition break bento. She got a ham and cheese sandwich on flatbread. I used a mini pumpkin cutter to make a jack o’lantern in the bread and used food marker to decorate the face. A container of baby carrots and a container with rice crackers and a cheddar babybel jack o’lantern with food markers.
Here’s another morning nutrition break bento. She got a cereal bar, a container of vanilla yogurt with a fruit leather ghost face and a container of pretzel sticks with 2 cheesestring ghosts. To make the ghosts I just sliced a mozza cheesestring in half and used a food safe marker to draw on a face. Just slightly start peeling the cheesestring at th bottom. This helps give it a better ghost-like appearance and also helps Kirsten start peeling it too!
And lastly, another afternoon nutrition break bento. Half a chicken and cheese sandwich with fruit leather bats. A container of applesauce with halloween sprinkles and a container of sliced cucumbers using my awesome crinkle cutter.
Here’s some of the stuff I used to make these lunches: