I know this follows on fairly quickly from the last cat post, but Small Child saw those pictures and wanted a cat lunch of his own. As cats are his all time favourite animal, I agreed, especially since I'd recently seen this super cute bento from Lise at Veggie Bento and wanted to try the egg mouse.
In his lunch box Small Child had some cat tortilla crisps made with the cuteZcute cutter (thanks to Kendra at Biting The Hand That Feeds You for the idea of using the cuteZcute cutter for tortilla crisps), some cheese letters spelling out CAT, which were placed on top of a pile of cheese fishes, some carrot 'wool' (another idea borrowed from Lise!) with a little cat pick, and a boiled egg mouse.
In his second box he had some sliced apple cored with a little fish cutter, and some frozen blackcurrant yoghurt fish (tutorial for frozen yoghurt shapes here). I told him that the yoghurt would probably melt by lunchtime, but I'm hoping it may still be a little icy as I packed plenty of cool packs around his lunch.
Here is a close up of the mouse. To make it I cut a slice from the bottom of the boiled egg, cut it in two then shaped the two 'ears' with a small circle cutter. I then cut slits into the top of the egg to stick the ears in. The eyes and nose were dotted on with edible pen, and the whiskers were small pieces of dried spaghetti (I instructed Small Child to remove the whiskers before eating, although I'm sure it wouldn't do him any harm if he accidentally ate them).
I loved making this lunchbox, many thanks to Lise & Kendra for your great ideas!