We all had a good time, but boy I’m pooped. It’s a shame I don’t have time for a nap today.
I put a little extra effort into the bentos today (Yes I got one too). #1 challenge was to make it disposable. While I could have packed it all back home (since I was one of the chaperones), I wanted to what I could come up with with this additional requirement.
I’m really happy with how they turned out. Of course some kids ran over to see that KC got. And I had some Mom’s ask me about it which was cool.
I started out with two brown takeout boxes.
KC’s Bento : (top row) Broccoli with flower cut carrots in a zip bag, Sugar-free Jello and a packet of M&Ms. (bottom row) Panda Bologna Sandwich with fruit leather face and homemade large icing eyes. Cheez-Its wrapped in wax-paper and tucked inside a cardboard tube (decorated with zebra stripes using sharpie), and a frozen bottle of water with custom label.
After all this time, this is the first time I got to make a bento for myself. It was fun!
Peanut butter M&Ms, Frozen water bottle , Celery sticks and peanut butter, bologna sandwich, Cheez-Its, and an Aussie Apple
They actually packed and traveled very well.
I don’t usually put candies in bentos except as garnish, I felt this was an exception.
It turned out to be a cool windy day, so the water bottles didn’t melt much, but they did a good job keeping everything else cool. I also wrapped them in paper towels (not photoed) to catch any condensation.
I put the peanut butter and celery in an old Crystal Lite container. I liked how it worked so much, I did pack that one piece home.
Then last night I took it over the top and decorated out outside of the boxes. It’s actually very easy. I used sharpie and an orange craft marker and followed these great tips.