Posted July 19, 2011on:
I have been looking back over some lunches I did a while back. Some of you may have seen them already on Facebook, but I thought a tutorial might help if you’re looking to replicate them at home.
I made this one with flatbread, but regular bread or sandwich thins work nicely too. I hand cut the sandwich shape. Kitchen glasses work nicely to cut circles or just a plain circle cookie cutter work well too. I used raisins for the eyes and a craisin for the nose. Kitties whiskers are 2 strawberry Pocky sticks broken and stuck into the sandwich. You can find them in the asian section of your grocery store or at almost any asian grocer. They’re about $1 per box, and use them quickly because they get stale fast. I also hand cut Hello Kitty’s bow out of fruit leather. I cut a V out of the top of the strawberries to take the stem off, and it usually comes out heart shaped. On the flamingo pick are 4 organic grape tomatoes. I included cocoa almonds for a treat and cheese flowers.
I really like LunchBots to pack the lunches in. I buy them through http://www.reuseit.com where I find tons of great stuff to replace the disposable products most people use. They are stainless steel, wash well and never pick up odors from day to day like plastics will.