What’s In YOUR Bento? Alien Invader Edition…

title“Brace yourself for immediate disintegration!”  ~Marvin the Martian, Looney Tunes

A little while ago, I started following @eatsamazing on Instagram. She really makes some cool lunches. Well, one day I spotted her little monster egg on her IG feed and fell in love. It’s so very simple to make…just a boiled egg with a few dotty food picks sticking out and some googly eyes!

I decided to create a whole lunch around this little idea, and it went like this…bottomlayerI used the end of a straw to remove a “plug” of egg white and put edible eyes in the holes that were left. I used these dot picks to create the alien antennae. I used a small star-shaped cutter for cheese and apple salad.

topLayerFor the rocket ship sandwich…rocketsandwichI used the cookie cutter to cut each slice of bread, meat and cheese one at a time, and then stacked them up into a sandwich. Trying to cut the whole sandwich with a cutter is frustrating and messy. The letters were cut from carrots that were thinly sliced on an angle to get more surface area out of one slice…abccarrots*The abc cutters can be found here in plastic, or here in stainless steel.  *The “eye-ball” dividers between the sandwich and the fruit were little picks I found in the party section of Toys R Us. I simply removed the picks and lined the eyeballs up to overlap across the whole bento box.

All wrapped up with a special note for my youngest son…packedupHe was pretty excited to see what was inside this special lunch…peekinginhappybento-er*The large star-shaped pick can be found here.

Enjoy, and happy bento-ing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Arlee, Small Potatoes

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16 thoughts on “What’s In YOUR Bento? Alien Invader Edition…

  1. Looking at this lunch makes me think of Lola and Charlie’s “I Will Never, Not Ever Eat a Tomato”. Great lunch, great book!

  2. Do you have a post that shows how you store all your bento supplies? I would love to see how you store everything. 🙂

  3. this is truly amazing…. i am a new mum, so am a few years off pack lunches. however i am a teacher and have to do a day a week in the lunch room and i see all those bored wee faces….. what a joy this would be to watch them open their lunch boxes to some of these ideas!!!! love it

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