Halloween is by far my favorite holiday for being creative. I really enjoy creating fun monsters and ghoulish snacks for the family, friends, and for our Halloween parties. In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a bento kick lately and thought it only fitting to make a fun Halloween bento for kids. I have seen some very impressive and elaborate bento lunch ideas on Pinterest, but like with all things I keep it simple and totally doable for a busy week day.
This fun bento includes a mummy sandwich, orange and black kabobs, strawberries, and a peanut butter cracker spider.
Mummy Sandwich – Make your favorite sandwich (we had bologna), and give it a round shape by cutting the bread and sandwich fillings with a large round cookie cutter or the open end of a glass. Cut two slices of a pimento filled olive for the eyes. To create the mummy effect, cut strips of your favorite white cheese. I used a round slice of Provolone cheese, and cut it to size with the same glass I used to cut my bread.
Orange and Black Kabobs – Using a toothpick, simply skewer cherry tomatoes and black olives.
Peanut Butter Cracker Spider – You will need 2 round whole wheat crackers, peanut butter, 4 pretzel sticks broken in half, and 2 raisins. Spread peanut butter onto the crackers to help the pretzel spider lets stick into place. Add 2 raisin eyes with a dab of peanut butter.
Fill in with with whatever fruits or vegetables your child prefers. We happened to have some fresh strawberries today. If you happen to have one, toss in a spider ring for more fun.