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Friday, September 15, 2023

How To Cut String Cheese Ghosts For Halloween

We are back and it's almost October which is my favorite month of the year. This will be a short post, but I'll have another longer post coming up soon. We are doing well and I hope the same for you :-) It's "College Time" for Nikolai and many others. We are naturally very proud of our son's achievements as he goes off for his junior year.

I've created several ghost themed lunches over the years that are very easy and great fun. Cutting the string cheese to look like ghosts is my favorite part. I'll be sharing with you the method I used for the string cheese.

You can make some cute ghosts similar to the ones I made quite easily.

You will need:
  • String cheese
  • Paring knife
  • Toothpick, food safe marker or sunflower seeds

  1. Cut the string cheese into half.
  2. Using a knife, make a slit in the middle and almost 3/4 way down.
  3. Make a few more additional slits till you get 8 legs or less.
  4. I used a toothpick for these particular face accents. Just poke the toothpick on the cheese to create the eyes and mouth. I've used food safe marker before and I've seen sunflower seeds being used. These are just some ideas, you might have others.
How To Cut String Cheese Ghosts For Halloween

Below are just a few Halloween lunchbox ideas with these string cheese ghosts.

How To Cut String Cheese Ghosts For Halloween

In this bento lunch (packed in a Planetbox): I used a ghost shaped cookie cutter for the sandwich and raisins for the facial details. Honey was used as glue for the raisins. Sides were dye free choc sunflower seeds, Annie's organic crackers topped with a couple of ghost string cheese, seedless green grapes with a ghost cupcake pick, organic baby carrots, organic granola bar and seedless red grapes.

How To Cut String Cheese Ghosts For Halloween

In this bento lunch:
  • Grapes and strawberry slices watched over by a ghost pick.
  • Sweet bell peppers carved into jack-o-lanterns above bed of lettuce.
  • Ghost shaped sandwich topped with provolone cheese, eyes and nose are made from nori with fruit leather letters. Smaller ghosts are from mozzarella string cheese cut into half with sharp paring knife and food safe marker for eyes and nose. Packed in an Easylunchboxes container.
How To Cut String Cheese Ghosts For Halloween

BOO is the first word of the Halloween season and the theme of this lunch. The main compartment of this lunch contains three mini pumpkin shaped sandwiches which I used a small pumpkin cookie cutter to cut out. I used the letter cutters to cut mild cheddar cheese to put on top of these and a couple pieces of string cheese to make the ghosts by first cutting it into half and then making cuts lengthwise for perhaps a little more than half their length and then spreading them apart to give a bit of a spooky look. I simply used a toothpick to make some indentations for the eyes and mouth, but you could also use a food safe marker. I included a piece of granola bar upon which I added letter cookies from IKEA, and in the smaller sections below I have celery sticks and organic baby carrots on the right and a silicone pumpkin shaped cup holding some grapes and a ghost pick. This lunch was packed in an Easylunchboxes container.

Below is my first ever string cheese creation in 2011 (12 years ago)! Wow, how quickly time flies.

How To Cut String Cheese Ghosts For Halloween

In this bento lunch:
  • Ghost shaped sandwich with turkey ham and Colby cheese. Topped with Asiago cheese and candy eyes
  • Ghost shaped string cheese
  • Seedless black grapes
  • Cheddar crackers behind ghost marshmallow
  • Organic baby carrots
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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