Easter is almost here! I know I’ve been posting lots of Easter crafts and activities this past week but I couldn’t resist sharing one more Easter themed post. Before I get to our Easter bento though, I would like to invite you to share your own pics of creative food for kids on Instagram. Simply tag your photos with #funlittlebites to join in the fun. It doesn’t have to be bento lunches either. Any kids food ideas are welcome! You can find me on Instagram as @NessOnePerfectDay .
This Easter themed bento which I made for R (4 yrs) was certainly well received! It is pretty simple as far as bentos go (I did mention last week that I was going to keep things fairly simple with this series). If you want to see what a REAL Easter bento looks like, then check out this one from Beneficial Bento. How completely adorable is that little rice bunny? Alas, I have neither the skills nor the time for such works of art and so my little sandwich bunny hopping through the carrot flowers will have to do.
I made the bunny sandwich with a bunny shaped cookie cutter. I used whole grain bread and I just love that a couple of the grains just happened to be perfectly placed for the bunny’s eye and nose. The whiskers are bits of cheese, and his ears are accentuated with little pieces of ham. His tail is a pink chocolate candy (It’s a “smartie” for myAussie and UK readers). A mini marshmallow would have been cute, but we didn’t have any on hand. The Easter egg sandwich was also made using a cookie cutter. I decorated it with cheese and carrot sticks.
To add to the Spring and Easter theme, I uses a flower shaped cookie cutter for the slices of cheese and cut the carrot slices into flower shapes as well. Should I post a quick tutorial on making carrot flowers in a future post? Would that be of interest to you? They’re very simple to make. I brightened things up with a couple of pink cupcake liners and some red grapes and that was it. A quick lunch that was a lot less work than it looks and R was thrilled with it.
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