Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, Christmas is right around the corner! Here is my first Christmassy sandwich bento. To make it simple, I used a gingerbread man shaped cookie cutter for the turkey and cheese sandwich and added in a pretty snowflake pick.
I made this “Lunchables” style Fall bento a while back but never got around to posting it.
What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn’t love the game Angry Birds? I can attest to the fact that the game is a lot of fun and incredibly addicting as well!
Today I decided to make the King Pig since he was the easiest to do. I used a whole wheat bread that is much like a flat round bun (see picture below) for the pig’s head. With another bread, I cut the snout and ears out; and for the eyes, I used provolone cheese and a couple of mini chocolate chips. Hope you like it!
Whole wheat sandwich rounds, oval cutter for the snout, small round cutter for the nostrils, medium round cutter for the ears, and large round cutter for the eyes.
For some great ideas for Thanksgiving lunches, check out Parent Map’s 10 Thanksgiving Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Kids!
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.
Paige loves the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb, so when we saw Shannon’s bento from What’s For Lunch at Our House? , Paige asked if I could make her one too. With his clean simple lines, Phineas was easy to make. The sandwich consisted of whole wheat bread, swiss, and turkey. I think I’ll try and make some of the other characters too.
Also on What’s For Lunch Wednesday!