This post is in answer to Maria, who asked for a Hello Kitty sandwich idea. If you don’t have a Hello Kitty cutter handy, you can make your own reusable stencil with a picture printed out from the net, a plastic sheet, and a few household items.
For the plastic sheet, I used an inexpensive, thin and flexible plastic cutting board that I picked up from the grocery store. To make the stencil, secure the picture to the plastic using a clip to prevent the picture from moving, then cut with a scissors.
Place stencil on the bread and use a sharp and pointed knife to cut around it. Use a slice of whole wheat and a slice white bread for contrast and finish with cheese eyes, nose, whiskers, and flower. Hope you like it Maria!
For a simpler Hello Kitty sandwich, use the stencil to cut out HK from a flour tortilla like I did in this DIY Ferb post.
Here is an easy version of a Ferb sandwich that you can make for your child! You don’t need to purchase any fancy bento tools, instead you’ll only need a few things that you probably have in your kitchen.
Print a picture off of your computer and then cut Ferb’s head out. Make sure that it is no larger than the sandwich.
Place picture on tortilla and cut out using a kitchen scissors or a clean scissors.
Place a piece of waxed paper over Ferb and trace his eyes with a sharpie.
Cut out the eyes and place on a piece of cheese. Use a sharp pointed knife to cut out the shape of his eyes. If you are using the singles type cheese, then you can use a toothpick to cut the cheese out, like I did here.
Cut out the smaller eye circle from the waxed paper, place on cheese, and cut another eye out. Place on top and of the eyes that you have already cut out. This will give the eyes some dimension. Place eyes on Ferb’s head. Use the rest of the cheese slice in the sandwich.
Take the crust and flatten well with a rolling pin.
Cut Ferb’s hair from the paper stencil, place on flattened crust, and cut out. Save the rest of the crust to make Phineas!
Add on Ferb’s hair to his head. Cut out two small eyes from the crust using a straw or pastry bag tip.
If your child is taking the sandwich to school, then “glue” all of the pieces on with a tiny dab of honey. I also place a small piece of waxed paper over the top of the sandwich before closing the lid. It will prevent the cheese from sticking to the top of the lid when you open it.
Voila! It’s Ferb!
Today’s Phineas and Ferb character is Isabella! Whenever she sees Phineas, her famous catch phrase is “Hi Phineas. Whatcha doin’?”. Isabella is Phineas and Ferb’s good friend and she secretly has a crush on Phineas.
Hope you all are having a great week!
Pinky is today’s Phineas and Ferb character. Pinky is Isabella’s pet Chihuahua who leads a double life as a secret agent like Perry the Platypus. Hope you like it!
Perry the Platypus is in today’s lunchbox! I got the idea from a t-shirt (see pic below) that was given to Sean by my sister and her family. Perry is a PBJ on whole wheat with apple slices and few grapes.
The evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz is today’s Phineas and Ferb character. In every episode, Dr. Dofeenshmirtz comes up with some kind of wacky invention to take over the Tri State Area. His inventions almost always end with -inator. For example the Destructinator, Freezinator, or the Invisinator just to name a few. He’s also one of my favorite characters!
I watch too many Phineas and Ferb shows with the kids, don’t I!? :)
Here’s Buford, the infamous bully of Phineas and Ferb! Buford is a peanut butter and jelly on whole wheat bread. His hair and facial features are cut from rye bread and his eyes are made of cheese. I used a rolling pin on the rye bread to flatten it out before cutting.
Since I made Phineas yesterday, I just had to make a Ferb bento today! Ferb’s head is long and thin so I could make two Ferbs out of one PBJ sandwich. To make Ferb I just printed out a picture of him, cut his head out, and used it as a stencil. Then I used a sharp knife to cut him out and assembled my PBJ sandwich complete with cheese eyes and a few sprigs of parsley for his hair. I thought about using cucumbers for his hair but figured it would just make the bread soggy.
Anyway, Sean loved it and he thought the Ferb sammies were pretty funny looking.
Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post, but I am back! Our summer has been quite busy with the kids’ summer activities. Meals have been pretty simple during the break, especially since the kids are having their lunches at home. Hope you all are having a safe and fun summer!
Today the kids had crocodile sandwiches- turkey, swiss, and baby spinach on whole wheat along with grapes and a few veggies.
Happy Boy’s Day! Since today is Boy’s Day I thought it would be appropriate to have a few fish (aka carp) for Sean’s lunch today. To make the fish, all I did was make a sandwich using an oat bran hamburger bun and cut it in half. The fish are decorated with mozzarella and American cheese, olives for the eyes, and carrots for the tails. I also filled up the box with strawberries and a homegrown cherry tomato.
Rwaaaarrrr!!! Here’s another sandwich that I made using a hamburger bun. The lion’s mane is made from carrots, and it’s face is made from cheese, olives, and carrots for his cheeks.
Finally, I have had a few people ask me what kind of cutters do I use to cut sandwich bread, like in my previous Bear Sandwich post. I use metal cutters because I find that they cut cleanly and with little effort. I love to buy the cutters in sets like this, because it can cut your bread to fit any sized bento box. The only negative thing is that you need to wash and dry them well so that they don’t rust.