Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Disco Bunny & Dancing Panda Bento + A Bento Giveaway!

School is back in session and I've already made a few fun new Bento lunches.

Disco Bunny Bento


This first sandwich is quick and easy to make.  I simply cut a sandwich in quarters, decorated each quarter with hand cut carrot flowers (instructions below) and then stabbed each carrot with a dancing bunny food pick. The resulting sandwich reminded me of a a 70's disco tech, so I named it Disco Bunny Bento.

To make the carrot flowers, cut long "V" shaped groves down a peeled carrot with a sharp knife.


Continue to cut the groves all the way around the circumference of the carrot.


Until your carrot looks like a flower.  The fatter the carrot the more petals you can have on your flower.


Then slice your carrot into coins until you have your desired amount of flowers.


Since carrots will keep for several days in an air tight bag, you can save the rest of your unsliced carrot for future Bento making.

I must be on a dancin' critter kick, because here's the Bento I made this morning:

Dancing Panda Bento


This an oatmeal cookie cut in have, two silicon baking cups filled with fresh blueberries and edamame, and then decorated with dancing panda food picks and panda food dividers.  You can search for these items as "Bento panda food picks" and "Bento panda food dividers" on ebay. 

A cute matching cheese sandwich completes this lunch.


Time for a giveaway!  Yay!


If you love the darling dancing disco bunny food picks from Japan that I've pictured in this blog post, you are in luck.  I picked up an extra pack for my followers.  Just leave a comment on this post and I will do a drawing Friday 8/26/2011.

Good Luck!

~The Lemonista

25 comments:

  1. Those are adorable - they'd be a big hit here with my almost 6 year old!

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  2. You make the cutest lunches, I wish I had time in the morning to do that!

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  3. Now that Macy's in Kindy I would love to start doing Bento lunches for her!! I'd love to win these cute little picks for my birthday. ;)

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  4. I would seriously pay you to make my daughter's lunch...I smell a new business ;) - Dennfamily4

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  5. My daughter would love those! Thanks for this give away

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  6. My kiddos would be thrilled to find these in their lunch! So cute!!! :-)

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  7. Wow! Super cute. We're just getting into the realm of packing lunches, dd starts kinder tomorrow. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  8. Love the bunnies!

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  9. So cute!!! I'd love a chance! Thank you!

    Jessica Kruger
    fsumom06@hotmail.com

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  10. My word those are so cute! My girls would love to have these in their lunches! Thanks for the chance to win them!

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  11. Awww too cute! I just started making bentos and am just learning! Thanks so much for the fun contest and for sharing your creativity on your blog!

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  12. You have cute ideas, I need help getting started :)

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  13. Those are the cutest Erin! Where do you find your Bento boxes?

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  14. Thanks, Maria! I bought all of my colorful snack boxes at Borders (before they closed up) They are Paperchase brand (a UK company). I'd love to find another US supplier since the shipping from the UK is super spendy!

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  15. You are so creative, I would love them!! :)

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  16. The cutest!! I don't even know where to begin...I have a planetbox lunchbox and that's it! Where to you find the fun cookie cutters and picks??

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  17. So much Erin! We would love to win especially since my dd loves pink :)

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  18. My daughter would squeal if she opened up her lunchbox and saw these! :)

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