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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Star Themed Lunches

I try to make at least one star themed lunch for Nikolai towards the end of every school year. It's my way of reminding him that he's our star and we are very proud of his achievements and hard work throughout the entire school year. This year it's slightly different, I made a few star themed lunches, probably because this will be his last year in elementary school. I've combined them in one post as the last week of school will be quite hectic for us with concerts, award ceremony and all.

I'll still be packing lunches till the last day of school for sure, just the last few days will be bento snacks since they only have to attend half days.

Smiley Star bento school lunch

In this bento lunch: Main compartment contains a sandwich topped with a couple of smiley stars cut out of Gouda cheese with my small star cutter, STAR lettering and an organic granola bar. Alongside are organic baby carrots, broccoli florets, strawberries, grapes and a sting cheese. This lunch was packed in a Bentology Living Box.

You Are A Star Bento Lunch

In this bento lunch: Main compartment contains a couple of star shaped sandwiches topped with stars of cheddar and Gouda cheese, a Babybel cheese which I used my small star shape cutter for the cut-out, Trader Joe's yogurt stars and an organic granola bar. Sides are strawberries, organic baby carrots and broccoli florets. This lunch was packed in our Easylunchboxes urban.

Nikolai is quite particular with the number of cheese, crackers and meat whenever I sent lunchables. If it's 8 crackers, he prefers everything else to be 8 so he can stack them. Many times I've sent lunchables without counting and he suggested that I should, LOL. The bento below has 8 of each but one cracker is hidden behind, so you'll only see 7.

Star Themed Kids DIY Homemade Lunchables

In this lunchables: Main compartment contains whole wheat crackers, star shaped cheddar cheese and nitrate free ham roll-ups. Sides are baby carrots, seedless grapes with a star pick, mini chocolate chips, a yogurt star and cheddar popcorn. This lunch was packed in a Planetbox rover.

Kids star simple bento lunch

In this bento lunch: Cheddar cheese star topped on a yummy sandwich. Alongside are kiwi slices and strawberries with a star pick. He also had a snack box and his daily water bottle which is not pictured. This lunch was packed in a Planetbox shuttle.

Here are the supplies that I used to create and pack these lunches.

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  1. I love these lunches, thanks for sharing! They are simple enough for me to recreate for my kids!

    1. I am happy to know that they are easy for you to recreate, Melissa! Thank you for your kind comment!

  2. I'm particular about the numbers in my "Lunchables," too! How funny and cute that you're dealing with that with your son. I love the star theme. Thanks for sharing!

    1. The Student-turned-Doctor, thank you so much for your kind comment! Hahah, nice to know that you are the same way too.:D

  3. Love these lunches!

  4. These are so cute! I want to get into doing this as my daughter is starting school this fall, but I'm confused about something that's probably really basic--how do you get your cut outs to stay where you want? Like if you decorate the top of a sandwich, for example, how do you make it so that when your kid opens his lunch at lunchtime, all of those cheese decorations haven't slid elsewhere? I feel like I'm missing a key step. Thanks!

  5. Hello, Thank you for your kind comment! :) I use honey as my food glue for the cut outs, it usually stays in place. I also pack his lunch-box in a lunch bag which allows the box to stay upright.
    Happy bento-ing!




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