Its no secret that we love bento lunches around here, today we are featuring some fun tips for easy bento lunches from Cheryl, at  A Pretty Cool Life blog. Cheryl is a busy mama of four living in Chicago.  Her blog features everything from cute easy crafts to darling bento style lunches + fun recipes to make with the little ones!  The key she says, “is to keep it simple & fun!”  
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  Cheryl’s 4 easy tips to perfect bento lunches for your kiddos:

  • I use tiny cookie cutters and fondant cutters to make shapes and spell words from cheese and fruit leather. I’ve had good luck finding them at craft and fabric stores.
  • I use the tiny animal picks/forks for function, but also as cute decoration!  I found these at a local Asian market, but I’ve also seen them on Amazon.
  • I use Rubbermaid Lunchblox boxes, divided by silicone cupcake cups {found at a craft store, too.}  They fit perfectly inside our SkipHop lunchbox.
  • Bento Lunches  are pretty self-explanatory as far as directions, so don’t over think it .. just remember to think little samples of food are perfect for getting your little ones to try something new!

Bento Lunch Box Style

Bento Lunch Box Style

Bento Lunch Box Style

Bento Lunch Box Style

Thank you Cheryl for sharing your bento lunch style tips & ideas! Be sure to check out her instagram for more bento lunch ideas!

 

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