Happy Groundhog Day! Today, an oversized hamster sees or does not see his shadow and eerily predicts weather patterns in the forseeable future. It might work in Pennsylvania, but it doesn’t really work in California, land of perpetual springy weather… seriously, it’s 50 degrees when I drop off the kiddos at school and by pick-up, it’s 70. So, my large rodent friend, it doesn’t work here.
BUT it makes for a fun bento lunch. So today’s lunch is a groundhog peeking out of his hole 🙂
In today’s lunch:
Main PB&J groundhog in his hole. I did this by first cutting a circle out of the bread and then cutting a bear-head from the CuteZCute cutter out of the circle. I positioned the bear head ears down so that the bear’s ears actually became the groundhog’s paws; I wanted to make them a little more defined, though, so I added small circles for the paws. I put peanut butter over the top of it all. I used the same small circles for his jowls, two mini-chocolate chips for his nose, a little bread for his teeth, and a teardrop shaped mini-cutter for his ears. His eyes were store-bought candy eyes.
Sides Mandarin orange flower with a blueberry middle; huge red grapes with butterfly/flower picks for spring.
Also included but not pictured Yogurt and a banana.
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