This little Hello Kitty bento lunch garnered some big smiles from my little girl this weekend. Gotta love when that happens. :)
This box is deeper than most bento boxes, so it was able to accomodate a stacked sandwich (cut in half, halves stacked), but not quite deep enough for the small apple to fit in whole, so it is sliced and contained in a jumbo-sized silicone cup. I like how the silicone cup sorta looks like a heart from being in the corner at the bottom and squished in at the top. :) A few cucumber slices and grapes fill out the remaining gaps with a little grassy baran separating the moist items from the sandwiches. The cute little blue bow bento pick was ordered from allthingsforsale.
The decorative Hello Kitty cheese pieces are made using this Hello Kitty veggie cutter.
First I used the outer cutter piece to cut the shapes, then I used food safe markers to color the impression piece and lightly stamped it over the cheese cut-out to transfer over the Hello Kitty face details. Easy Peasy!
This specific bento box has a tray insert that fits in the top to hold a fork and spoon, but by leaving the tray off it was a perfect fit with the food packed to the top. Otherwise, the contents would have needed to be about a 1/4" from the rim. I *LOVE* this bento box. It is very nice quality and the lid attaches just like a Lock & Lock box - nice and secure, but easy enough for the kiddo to handle herself.
This one compact little bento box was enough food to feed both my four-year-old girl and my two-year-old toddler boy. They each had a sandwich half and shared the produce. I'm not sure my son was as impressed with Hello Kitty as his big sister was though. :)