I've been testing out my bento abilities lately. Today I made bento bunnies in a kale and strawberry garden!
I'm embarrassed to say these took me probably 15 to 20 minutes (yep, to make 2 tiny cheese sandwiches) but the results were quite adorably fabulous if I do say so! Each box contains a cheese sandwich bunny, kale chips and strawberry flowers.
I used a cup to cut the bunny face out of the corner of a sandwich, the ears are merely the remaining strip of sandwich folded and cut into 2 narrow pieces. The eyes are cheese and olive, I felt pretty ingenious when I used both ends of a metal frosting tip to cut the circles! The whiskers are precisely thin cut carrots in which I discovered I have a very unsteady hand. The only actual bento-specific supply I used was the tiny triangle cutter for the bunny nose, but this could totally be freehanded meaning you could replicate this box with no special supplies . . . do it!
If you have yet to try kale chips, you are missing out! Ever since I found pre-cut and cleaned kale at my local Walmart these have become an almost daily snack! I just place a couple heaping handfuls of kale in a gallon Ziploc with a tiny swish of extra virgin olive oil and a couple pinches of garlic salt then shake shake shake and bake on a cookie sheet at 300 F for around 15-20 minutes! There is something so satisfactory in seeing this picky little peep cram these dark green crunchies in her mouth :)
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