Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Very Hungry Bento Box




This week's Bento Challenge theme was "Bookworm". The point of the contest was to design bentos that celebrated books we love. Since this bento was for my twins (yes, I made two), I picked one of their favorites, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle.
Spoiler Alert*
In the book a hungry caterpillar eats clean through all sorts of food until he wraps himself in a cocoon eventually turning into a beautiful butterfly.

I tried to find many of the foods that are featured in the book as caterpillar hole boring material, a strawberry, a pear, cheese, a sausage, an apple, and finally, a leaf. The best part of making this lunch was putting holes in everything. I used a straw from one of my kid's sippy cups for this. The caterpillar is made of a string cheese wrapped in thin sliced roast beef and baby greens. Green bean slices made up the caterpillar eyes.

2 comments:

Mimi said...

This is fantastic. Well done! I love this book as well.

Obentolunch4kidz said...

OMG! How awesome! GREAT book choice! I actually have a Very Hungry Caterpillar Bento Box set:) Very cute!

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