I’ve been meaning to make a Doctor Who lunch for a while for my kiddo. Today, I stepped it up a bit and made it Doctor Whooves! Because ponies! The kiddo and I love us some My Little Ponies and this was enough for some great lunch fun 🙂
This is the fan video of Doctor Whooves where the fandoms (and the stars) aligned:
One of my favorite little detail of this lunch is the super cool steampunk clockwork gear sprinkles. They’re adorable and were perfect for this Time Steed lunch. I got them from the amazing collection at the Geeky Hostess and they have extended my readers a DISCOUNT! Use code “ONECRAFTYTHING” at the Geeky Hostess’ shop to save 20% off your order!
In this lunch:
Main Triple stacked TARDIS and Doctor Whooves sandwiches. The TARDIS cutter I got from Amazon (link below) and the Doctor Whooves cutter I got from Etsy. Both are outlined with food dye (I used a brush to place the dye). Sides Green grape trees and trail mix with some fun gear steampunk sprinkles Also included but not pictured Yogurt and a bottle of water
My bento friend, Lunchbox Dad, and I were talking about our affinity for My Little Pony and how our kiddos really like them. And we really like them. Since we’ve both done a pony or two (we’ve both done Rainbow Dash! Here is his and here is mine), we thought we’d tackle the same ponies around the same time. Up there is my Pinkie Pie and here is his. So cute. He really did a great job with the raspberries — a stroke of genius, really!
So here is my humble try at Pinkie Pie. In my kiddo’s lunch:
Main PB&J on whole wheat (white). Pinkie Pie was made with melting candy wafers — I first did an outline of Pinkie and filled it in with candy. The details on her face and body are done with food writer pens (pink and black) and her cutie mark is actually some Mickey Mouse sprinkles, missing one ear! Her hair is the same pink melting wafers with additional gel food coloring. Sides Mandarin and grape (with a little alligator pick since Pinkie’s pet, Gummy, is a little alligator). Green and red grapes on heart picks. Also Included but not pictured Yogurt
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
My kiddos have birthdays at the beginning and at the end of the summer. For one birthday, the kiddo was in school. For the other birthday, our family will be away. So we decided to pick a day in the summer and make it a double birthday bash 🙂 It’s actually one of my “off” years as I usually do birthdays up big. This year it’s at a bouncy house type place, so they’re taking care of the entertainment, the food, and the clean up while I take care of the party favors and the cupcakes. The girls are really into My Little Pony (which I have LOVED since they first came out in the ’80s when I was 5) so they wanted a MLP themed event. I didn’t do decorations but I did match the cupcakes and favors to the theme. MLP FTW!
The K-Kiddo (1st grade kiddo? Hmmm…) loves Rarity and the Preschool Kiddo loves Rainbow Dash (I, myself, love Twilight Sparkle and Doctor Whooves, but I digress). So I made them each a special cupcake with their respective ponies. I had originally planned on making 50 with the ponies on them (25 Rarity/25 Rainbow Dash) but that nonesense was soon dashed when it took me over an hour to make each pony head… so I compromised and made the other cupcakes with each pony’s cutie mark. And here they are! The toppers are fondant and the cake itself was funfetti white cake with vanilla frosting.
I wanted to go minimal on party favors this year so I designed a little coloring book for the party (a “Pony Journal”) and threw in a small box of crayons. I also made these little pony bead bracelets that change color in the sun to go along with the theme of ” MLP: Friendship is Magic.” Here are the front and back covers of the Pony Journal:
Here is how the bracelet changes color in the sun:
Seriously love the bracelets. More than the kids do!
For some reason, the kiddos being on spring break makes me feel extra crafty 🙂 I think it’s because my husband has also some days off and I’ve pawned… um, lovingly put him in charge of the children sometimes. So I had time to play around with some different crafty things (hence the dollhouse furniture, the sharpie eggs, etc.) One thing I had lying around was some Sculpey, which I had originally bought for some dollhouse furniture. Sitting around with my youngest kiddo and my eldest kiddo, we played with the clay stuff and I was trying to amuse her and I made this one. Of course, the five year old in me did a little dance when I saw that it actually resembled a My Little Pony. And so I selfishly kept it (but made a little one for her) and painted it for myself. I still have to get on painting the little one.