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


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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