This bento idea has been rolling around in my noggin for a very long time. Ever since Mariah DeMarco showed me the first rough drafts of my blog design she was whipping up I've been thinking about making a bento of it. This whole bento box is inspired by my new header/title/logo!
We have the fruit leather star, smiling fishies, smiling orange, checkered apple, kiwi flower, cheddar and summer sausage cubes on a giraffe pick, swiss cheese and peas!
Let me just say here that I think this was the hardest bento I've ever put together. I never expected it to be. I had assumed it would be easy peasy since all the foods were already chosen for me - I just had to pop them into place. Not so! I had the hardest time getting everything to fit. The first box I tried was too small. As was the second and third box too! I finally ended up in this Sassy box, but it was a little too big (see all the gaps?!). It took me so much longer than I had expected that I had my kids all arriving home from school just as I was finishing up and there was just no more time left to mess with it anymore. Pictures were snapped and then my little girl descended upon the bento and devoured it quickly.
I think this bento will be revisited and redone at some point. I can't rest until I have my header-inspired bento done right! ;-)
And now for YOUR special surprise! Just take a look at these precious Another Lunch lunchbox notes my friend Mariah made for you! :)
This is available as a FREE printable download. Sweet little love notes to tuck into your sweet little one's lunchbox. :) I hope you enjoy them! It would be so nice of you to pop over to Mariah's blog and give her a little love by saying "thanks!". It would totally make her day. :)