Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pita Giraffe Sandwich Bento

I've been trying to add in a few simpler bentos that look awesome without taking a ton of extra work on the part of the maker. I'm thinking that a simple little cheese critter might be one of the best ways to make a box look really cute without investing a ton of time in its creation.

This little giraffe only took a minute or two--two colors of cheese, a cookie cutter, a sugar eye, a straw to make the spots, and a teeny dab of cream cheese (think toothpick dots of cream cheese) to make it stick.



This box holds a couple of mini pita bread sandwiches (roast beef & white cheddar), topped with a cheese giraffe. The giraffe is stuck to the top sandwich with a couple of dots of cream cheese, just like his eye & spots are stuck on him. The other compartments hold a mini muffin & carrot sticks, honeydew and watermelon.

The box is a 4-compartment Lock&Lock container that I don't use often but always think I should. It's a great bento beginner box since it has separate inside pieces. They aren't 100% airtight, but Press & Seal can help if you use a container for something like yogurt. I bought mine at Target, but 3 years ago. I'm pretty sure they are available online, I'd check your local stores & see first.

9 comments:

  1. Shannon - I love looking at your Bento boxes! I don't have kids yet but love looking at these and planning for future yummy (for both eyes and tummy!) lunch treats! Thanks for all the fun inspiration!

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  2. where do you get those sugar eyes?

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  3. Thank you! We just purchased this box from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lock-3-6-Rectangular-Storage-Trays/dp/B000R9ZT2S/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1281554247&sr=8-12, and now we need to figure out lunches to pack in it. I'd love some more of your simple ideas for beginners.

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  4. please, adopt me, I love your bento lunch boxes! ^^

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  5. The giraffe is so cute. I need to look into the L&L really like yours!

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  6. Our Target doesn't carry them but I also bought some at Amazon. They were great last year when my teenager needed to pack a lunch every day. Got a little warped in the dishwasher though, as a warning. I often put a main dish in half the outer container and then used one or 2 of the smaller interior containers for other stuff.

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  7. Nice looking giraffe! I love that watermelon background you're using. It's cute!

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  8. :) cute giraffe! A simple & nice bento, like it. From where you got those sugar eyes?? Don't think M'sia have it :(

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  9. My mom got them for me at a candy shop near her house, but Amazon sells them:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_i_0?rh=k%3Acandy+eyes%2Ci%3Agrocery&keywords=candy+eyes&ie=UTF8&qid=1281583201

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