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…I 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.
For the rocket ship sandwich…I 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…*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…He was pretty excited to see what was inside this special lunch…*The large star-shaped pick can be found here.
Enjoy, and happy bento-ing!
Thanks for stopping by!
Arlee, Small Potatoes