We are back and we are here with a spooky Halloween themed lunch for your little one! It’s super simple and made mostly with bits and pieces I found at our local dollar store! Where I can, I will include the link to where I purchased some of the bento items online. But you’ll be surprised how many little Halloween doo-dads there are out there at your local craft or dollar store!
Let’s get started! We will start on the bottom layer first…I added little tiny plastic spiders to the cup of pumpkin seeds and little candy bone sprinkles (from Michaels) to the yogurt. I found the skeleton food picks at our dollar store AND at Michaels. The sticker on the muffin is from the dollar store, and so is the little mummy finger puppet. The orange food picks were purchased online at bentoUSA.com.
I created the carrot gravestones by slicing a carrot on an angle, cutting the bottom off, and punching the letters through the top with little ABC cutters…The top layer is quick and easy, but looks absolutely adorable with its onigiri ghosts…To create these little ghosts, cook a batch of sticky rice, scoop them into triangle molds, press, and expel, or wrap the scoop of rice in plastic wrap and shape by hand. The candy google eyes can be purchased at craft stores, or here.My little ones love furikake on their rice, so I packed some in a little plastic bottle and gave it a creepy label…”scab flakes!” Ew.And that’s it…maybe 20 minutes to put it all together…
*The trick is to pack your bento tightly as if you were sending a package in the mail. If it’s packed tight, the contents won’t shift around as much and the lunch will arrive at school mostly intact. So don’t be afraid to fill all the nooks and crannies of your child’s bento.
The time and attention you put into your child’s lunch does NOT go unappreciated, trust me. My kids often tell me their “lives were SO BORING” before I made bentos for them! So don’t be overwhelmed, just have fun! It’s like scrapbooking…but with food!
Happy Bento-ing! And Happy Halloween!*The black cat bento was purchased HERE at bentousa.com.
Thanks for stopping by,
Arlee, Small Potatoes
P.S. Pop on over to Bonbon Break to see our other Halloween bento lunch this week!