Today’s bento was made to get me out of a bento funk. You see, the holidays just wiped me out — it was crazy overload nutso too much of everything for us here. And it robbed me of my creativity and put me in a bento funk. I mean, I packed lunches for my kiddo who started back up last week — and they were utilitarian but they just weren’t cute at all.
So, to get me out of my weirdo funk, I made something I’ve been meaning to for a while. I had a loose plan but it all went out the window when I started making this. I was going to make a different pony but when I remembered I had the rainbow belts, I went all Rainbow Dash crazy. I have to say, I LOVE My Little Pony, if only because it was my one true love when I was around six (my first grader’s age). And now my kiddos are obsessed (although I will say, Rainbow Dash is my preschool kiddo’s favorite, while Rarity is my first grader kiddo’s favorite. Oh well, you get what you get and you don’t get upset (our mantra). So here it is, Rainbow Dash!
Main PB&J on wheat outlined with a blue foodwriter pen. I didn’t want to make the whole thing blue (because that’s a LOT of blue) so I outlined to give it both the effect and to give me an idea of where to cut. When I don’t have a cutter for a specific purpose, I use either a knife of scissors to get the right shape. Hair is rainbow sour belts, eye is a marshmallow with a blueberry for a pupil (encircled by a red sour belt for the iris). Eye highlights are just little bits of marshmallow.
Sides Blueberries, oranges. Rainbow Dash’s cutie mark is made with a rainbow sour belt (held in position by a toothpick) with mini marshmallow clouds (cut into halves and overlapped slightly so they stick together). Also, blue marshmallow star.
Also included (but not pictured) yogurt
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