The kids loved their donut snacks the other day, but Ethan wanted to sample the snowman and Paige was requesting a reindeer. It's not often we have donuts in the house, so there was no time like the present to make more cute snacks for them.
Ethan's sweet snack, with donut guys on the left and apples and carrots on the right:
Paige's sweet snack, with apple slices and cucumbers on the left and donut guys on the right:
These are much the same as the previous donut snacks, with just a couple changes. I perfected the antler shapes - I knew the last ones didn't look right, but after breaking a dozen pretzels and not seeing the right shape show itself I just did what I did. It wasn't until I saw the photo that I realized I just needed to snap off the top loop. Duh! :)
Other changes: Rudolph has jelly beans for a nose and I got a couple candy corns for the snowmen. I got just a few from one of those bulk bins of candy at the mall. This was nice because I was able to only get what I needed (rather than buy a big bag) and I sifted through the candy corns a little to scoop out the "defective" ones missing the white tips. The candy lady looked at me like I was a nutterbutter when I went to pay for my few pieces of candies and waved me out of her store without paying! Sweet deal. ;-)
Another fun addition for the snowmen are their hats. I found my Christmas bento supplies this weekend (I store the holiday and season-specific ones separately because I don't have kitchen space for ALL of it to be in there all the time) and these cupcake picks are a great topper. :)
The blue box is my PaperChase box, and the green one is a new addition. It's a Leaflet bento from Amazon. They are exactly the same size and come with the same inner dishes, but the green box has white inner boxes. This is a great alternative for anyone who wanted that PaperChase box that is no longer available!