I don’t usually spend a lot of time making heavily themed bento boxes, but I do love a good Halloween bento! For me, this usually means adding one or two details to my kids lunches. I’ve found that just a little extra goes a long way, so in the spirit of the upcoming holiday (Ha! See what I did there? Spirit! Heh heh!) I thought I’d round up a few of my Halloween bentos from previous years to give you some ideas for lunches in the coming weeks.
This is one of my fancier Halloween bento boxes. I made if for Wyatt a few years ago when he was in preschool. I made monster sandwiches by cutting them into gingerbread man shapes and decorating them with food-safe markers. I also drew jack-o-lantern faces on some peeled clementines and skewered some salami onto pumpkin picks.
I packed this lunch for Wyatt last year: black cat sandwiches (which weren’t really black, of course), grapes with a Frankenstein pick, and a dinner roll with a jack-o-lantern face drawn on (food safe markers again).
In this snack box, I turned a mini-baguette chunk into a ghost by drawing a spooky face on. Noticing a theme yet?
This lunch has a ghost egg! I made it by drawing on a hard-boiled egg with…food markers!
Tofu jack-o-lantern made with food markers! Seriously, it takes about two seconds to make a Halloween bento if you draw on something with food markers.
This lunch was intended to be a Batman themed box, but hey! — bats are Halloween-y too! Let’s run with it. I used this bat sandwich cutter to make the sandwich.
There are a few more Halloween bentos in the Bento Box Gallery too. Also, when I was looking up source info for some of the materials I used to make these boxes, I found this cool set of Halloween cookie cutter set that would be great for making bentos.
And finally, I did an article for Parentella with a bunch of Halloween ideas last year too. That’s definitely worth a look. (In my humble opinion…)