Surprise your child on Halloween with a spooky Halloween-themed bento lunch.
Bento does not have to equal difficult, so here are some easy ideas you can tuck into your child’s lunchbox this Halloween.
Here’s an open-faced sandwich cut in the shape of a Jack-O-Lantern. Orange cheese will look more pumpkin-y, but this is what my child eats. You can also make a closed-faced sandwich and color the bread orange with food coloring. I cut out the shape with a knife.
Here’s a ghost using the same concept (there’s ham under the cheese and the eyes are olives). I also cut out the shape with a knife.
Dye rice orange and green with food coloring and use plastic wrap to mold into a cute little pumpkin. (You can use your hands, but the food color might dye them).
Use a knife to cut a jack-o-lantern face into a had-boiled egg. Soak the egg in water with orange food color for an orange pumpkin or leave white for a ghost pumpkin. I used part of a greenbean for a stem.
Sandwich balls make great pumpkins. I dyed a slice of white bread with food color, then cut it into a large circle using a knife. Add a dollop of your child’s favorite filling (you don’t need much), then use plastic wrap to mold the whole thing into a ball. I secured half a baby dill pickle onto the sandwich ball with a toothpick for the stem. You can also use black food color or other things to add faces if you want jack-o-lanterns.
Here are my spooky ideas — what are yours?