Today I'm sharing a fun lunch with cute (but easy!) pencil sandwiches - perfect for a special first day of school or back to school lunch for kids.
I made this lunch today for my oldest son, who started in year six this morning. I can't believe he's entered his last year of primary school, where have the years gone?! Six years ago I shared his first day of school lunch in one of my very first posts here on the Eats Amazing blog, we've both come a very long way since then!
In this lunch I packed pencil shaped ham sandwiches on wholemeal bread (see instructions for making the pencil sandwiches below), a sliced baby cucumber, rainbow baby carrots, a peeled clementine, red grapes and an Organix cocoa & orange crispy bar, which I chopped into bite-sized pieces so I could fit them in the dip well. I decorated the lunch with alphabet bento picks and school themed cupcake picks. This lunch was packed in our Yumbox Panino bento box.
To make the pencil sandwiches, first make up a sandwich with two pieces of bread and a filling of your choice. Cut the sandwich in half, from top to bottom. Trim off any rounded sides to make two straight rectangles. Trim the end of each rectangle to form the triangle tip of each pencil.
Cut two triangles from a slice of cheese, using the sandwiches as a guide to get the right size. Using a round mini bento cutter (or freehand with a small sharp knife), create a wobbly line for the edges of the pencil tip.
Secure the cheese to the sandwiches with a little butter or mayo. Draw on the pencil point with a black edible marker pen.
Finish the pencil sandwiches by adding some personalised text with alphabet bento picks if wanted.
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