Later on this week we celebrate World Book Day, and this week, as I have for the last few years, I'm making Small Child a book bento lunch every day to celebrate. I asked Small Child for book ideas for me to themed the lunches around, and today's lunch was based on the first of his requests: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Small Child is absolutely loving the Narnia books at the moment, and I am thoroughly enjoying the chance to revisit my own childhood favourites!
I started the Narnia themed lunch off with a wardrobe sandwich, which was very easy to make indeed! I simply cut the crusts off of a simple cheese and marmite sandwich to turn it into a rough rectangle, cut a slice down the middle to divide it into two doors, and added two polka dot picks for the door handles. I popped the edible wardrobe into the lunch box on a bed of lettuce leaves. On the side I packed some chopped cooked beetroot, which I decorated with a shield cut from cucumber (I shaped this using the smallest of my nesting circle cutters) and a couple of plastic sword picks, and some black grapes and blueberries, which I decorated with a couple of cucumber trees (the tree trunks came from this cute bento pick set) and a lion bento pick. This lunch was packed in our Addis divided lunch box.
This lunch was very simple but Small Child guessed immediately which book it was based on, so I call that a success! Do come back tomorrow to see what his next book themed lunch will be!
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