bento lunches week 5

fun lunch ideas at craftiness is not optional

I haven’t forgotten about these bento posts-they’ve just slowed down a bit since having Ava. I still make them-they are just kind of the same most days. These are from before I had her aka when I had more time on my hands. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So here’s a fun animal-themed bento! The girls love them and they’re fun to make (especially with the matching picks lol) This one had a PB&J with a cheese ham and fruit leather (sleepy-raising-the-roof, apparently) bunny on top! I made it with this really fun and versatile cutter…thanks to the nice folks at for sending it to me! It also has some kiwi, strawberries, and cut up string cheese. yum!

A fun springtime bento just in time for….fall. Eh.

It has some grapes, yogurt raisins, tiny cut up carrots (calling them baby carrots convinced them to eat ’em!) strawberries, crackers, flower cheese and squiggly turkey and ham strips. Also some springy picks for fun!

This bento had some peaches, yogurt raisins, and grapes in the top, then some turkey and cheese “sushi” bites (lol yes I’m a dork) and crackers. Sadie ate every morsel of this one!

This bento was thrown together in about 5 minutes, no kidding. The girls threw a fit one day when I didn’t prepare a bento and didn’t eat much of their lunch I made them. I am not one to normally cater to my kids, don’t get me wrong, but this poor preggo just wanted a peaceful lunch on this Sunday, so I whipped up this simple bento right before leaving for church. They ate every bit…the magic of bentos! Some PB & Honey sandwich skewers, cut up string cheese, sun chips, and grapes and kiwi were a hit!

Another quite simple bento that they both love. A ham and cheese bagel sandwich, yogurt raisins, and cut up grapes and pears. tada!

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  1. I love the little rabbit with ham for the pink in his ears… so cute! =)

  2. This is so cute! I hope when I have kids I do things like this for them!

  3. Looks yummy!!! Lovely pictures.

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  4. These are still all so adorable! Who wouldn’t want to eat all their lunch look’n that cute ๐Ÿ˜‰


  5. I just LOVE your Bentos. So super cute! I’ve tried a few with my kids but not on a regular basis. I am sort of looking forward to my 4YO going to Kindergarten next year so I can pack some awesome Bento lunches! ๐Ÿ˜€


  6. yum, those all look so good! I’m hungry!

  7. They look so delicious and there are some great ideas there. Just wondering, where did you get those super cute animal forks?

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