This lunch was inspired by some mini pitta breads I bought the other day - I thought they would look great turned into creatures of some kind, and decided to make them into bugs. This set the theme for the whole lunch.
In this lunch Small Child had mini wholemeal pitta breads, stuffed with organic houmous, lettuce and cucumber slices, with carrot legs and features drawn on with edible marker pens. On the side he had a Babybel spider, some grapes and blueberries topped with a fun little toy bug, and some yoghurt covered strawberry fruit flakes topped with a homemade ladybird pick. Instructions to make your own food picks can be found here.
Here's a close up of the pitta bread bugs. I cut a small slit in one end of each pitta in order to stuff them, then added the carrot legs and made small slits in the other end to put the legs in there too, before drawing on the eyes and mouths with edible marker pens.
Here is a close up of the Babybel spider too. To make this I used a small sharp knife to score lines down each side to make the legs. I rounded off the end of each 'leg' and used the tip of the knife to lift each wax strip away from the cheese. I cut circles from the top of the cheese with a mini cutter to make eyes, then dotted them with my edible marker pen. I also carved a little mouth from the wax.