Another lunch from my archives today, as I do my best to catch up after some time off over the Easter holidays. This book bento lunch was made after my week of book themed lunches for World Book Day this year, as I continued to feel inspired to create book lunches once it was over. To look at, this one was rather cryptic, but it didn't take Small Child long at all to guess the book it was supposed to represent: 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. We love this book, with it's repeating chorus, especially the "Oh no, we'll have to go through it!", and we can frequently be found marching around our local park to the bear hunt rhyme, or our variation of it, with our own made up words!
In this lunch Small Child had a tortilla wrap, filled with a little cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese and lettuce, then rolled and sliced in half. I painted wiggly lines to represent the 'deep cold river' on one half, using a paintbrush and blue food colouring, then added the 'long wavy grass' using grass shaped silicone dividers, and an 'OH NO' with alphabet bento picks. On the side he had raw red pepper strips, topped with raisins and cucumber slices, which I turned into trees with the aid of tree trunk bento picks to represent the 'big dark forest'. Finally he had the bear, made from a hard boiled egg, which I moulded using our bear egg mould.
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