Friday, August 10, 2012

Kids' Lunch Pick

I love when my kids want to help make their lunches and we had a great time yesterday picking themes and decorations. It all started when my daughter found a bento pick that looked just like Miffy and wanted a "Princess holding Miffy" Lunch. You can see her lunch here. The boys were just as creative and we ended up with four amazing lunches yesterday.

The first lunch was designed by my 5 year old son who picked a steam boat, a dog, a boy and a saxophone.

He packed some watermelons with a steamboat pick, whole grain crackers with peanut butter with a dog pick and a big peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the boy and saxophone pick. He told me he remembered being on vacation this summer where he loved riding on the steamboat and visiting the free concert series at night listening to Jazz. The dog is for our dog :)

My 9 year old plays the cello and was excited to find a cello pick in my collection.

He packed a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a cello and musical notes picks. He also picked cherries since they looked like notes and whole grain crackers with peanut butter with more notes. What a musical lunch :)

My 7 year old son had a great time picking through all my decorations and came up with a Safari Starwars Lunch.

He packed watermelons with a bear baran decoration, cheese crackers with peanut butter with a lion pick and a big peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a tiger and monkey pick, starwars light sabers and some cheese stars. The perfect Safari Starwars lunch :)

Last but not least my daughter's lunch:

She packed pretzels and cherries with crowns and a princess wearing a special dress holding a miffy doll. The sandwich is ham and cheese and the arms and stars are cut out of cheese.

I really enjoyed having everyone in the kitchen and watch their imagination as they sorted through my cake and bento picks.

I feel so lucky to have such wonderful kids!


  1. super cute Nina! Your kids have good eyes for bento design already! :)

  2. sweet and so individual...From the Minne Ha Ha to the cello!

  3. I love these lunches!!! They are so cute and what a great bonding time putting lunch together!

    Can you pls share where you bought the sax and guitar picks and the boy's head pick?

    Thanks very much in advance and God Bless!

    1. Tona-Mama, I am sorry for the late response! The cello and saxophone are part of a music instrument set a friend found for me at a cake supply store. Maybe you have a store near where you live?



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