Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Preschool Bento #51 - Fish in the Sea

Today is Mr. Ben's last day of preschool. :o( We are really going to miss his teacher & this program. Faith went through it as well and we absolutely love it.

Since it's his last day, he needed a really cute bento. I love that his student teachers are intrigued with them too, so I hate to disappoint. I boiled eggs last night, so we opted for an "under the sea" theme today!


Ben has a hard-boiled egg, shaped like a fish. Said fishie is sitting in a sea of pasta salad (yes, I dyed the pasta blue). There are peas, a sprinkle of cheese and a bit of ranch dressing in the salad, and star fish carrots to make it cuter!

I was about to make cookies too, but the recipe requires the dough to chill and I don't have enough time to do both. Cookie post later today!

10 comments:

  1. How did you dye the pasta? Please do tell. It's an awesome trick!

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  2. that is cute enough that I might even attempt to do the eggs! And I would love to know how you dye the pasta also, That's a great idea!
    Do you have a really tiny cookie cutter for the carrots, or do you cut those by hand?

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  3. Sure!

    Pasta, I dropped about 4 drops of food coloring into the water while it was boiling, before I added the pasta, then just cooked as normal.

    The teeny stars are "Wilton Fondant Cutters", about $3 at a craft store and so worth it! I bought flowers & stars, I may need a few more. ;o)

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  4. WOW that is wicked awesome, love the colored pasta it just ties it all together perfectly. :)

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  5. That is too stinkin' cute! I'm curious, how do you organize all of your cutters and Bento accessories?

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  6. That is absolutely adorable...awesome idea!

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  7. Love it!! That was totally awesome!! I think this was the inspiration I needed to try pasta in my girls lunch! I still dont think the boiled eggs will fly with her though :(.

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  8. Loving the fishy egg. He looks like he wants to eat the pasta. Hope Ben shared with him ;)

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  9. Lovely, what a great idea to place the egg fish on blue pasta! :)

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