Cool Astronauts Eat Bentos!

Miss Faith is off to Houston today to go camping at NASA with her Brownie troop! She is so excited about it, she loves space stuff, so this is an amazing trip for her.

Now, we live in Dallas, which is about 4.5 hours from Houston. The trip packet that came home said "Bring a sack lunch (yay!!!) that is disposable (boo!!!)" And if you know me at all by now, you know that sticking a sandwich in a baggie and calling it a day just wasn't going to happen.

Sheri at Happy Little Bento had shared this idea through the summer with her son's camp field trips--save berry containers to use as portable/disposal bentos. Ben helped out by eating a container of blackberries for me, washed it out a bit, let it dry and she can toss it when she's done. I also couldn't send my silicone cups for fruit or cute food picks. We opted for less messy fruit and a paper cup to hold it, plus I made a few cute picks with stickers, cardstock and wooden toothpicks. Much better!

Faith has a turkey & cheese sandwich on Nature's Own Whole Wheat Sandwich Rounds, topped with NASA in cheese letters and a cute little sun pick. She has mini muffin of indeterminable flavor, grapes because they are not messy or juicy, and some baby carrots to stabilize the whole thing. I also bought her a packet of YanYans at Minoya the other night for a treat, then added in a small bottle of water and one of the Juicy Juice boxes from a review project.

She'll be home tomorrow afternoon, so I can't wait to hear about her trip. Thankfully, a good friend of mine is going as a chaperone, so I'll be patiently stalking Facebook for iPhone pics of my girl!

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  1. Looks great! Using berry boxes to pack lunch is a great idea - way to re-use!

  2. I bet she'll be the coolest kid there! Love this!!! I have some spaceship cutters that would go awesome with this theme. ;-)

  3. I think it's so cool you didn't give up your bento for the day! I bet she loves this!

  4. Wow how much fun is Faith going to have..awesome! What a perfect lunch for this trip, i'm sure her brownie mates will be wicked After seeing Sheri's posts I have been saving my fruit containers too ;)

  5. Yay for Sheri's great recycling ideas! You did such a great job on this space bento. I am sure all of Faith's school friends were jealous.


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