Friday, January 18, 2013

Winnie the Pooh Bento

Today is author A.A. Milne's Birthday. I asked Bella if she would like a Winnie the Pooh lunch for the occasion. She said "Well, I'm not really into Winnie the Pooh, but it would be pretty funny to say my mum gave me Pooh for lunch!" 

I'm no artist, I couldn't draw Winnie the Pooh freehand, not very well anyways. But, I have a lot of Classic Pooh stuff,  I collected it a little obsessively at one time. I even decorated Beanstalk's nursery with a Classic Pooh theme, once upon a time. So I was pretty excited when I remembered I had a whole bunch of Pooh-ism stamps to choose from for Bella's lunch! Surely stamps would work on cheese and cookies, right?  Right!  


It was Bella's idea to have a balloon theme; balloons & birthdays go hand in hand :) She also suggested an oval slice of Honeycrisp apple to look like a balloon. She still has that loose tooth though, so underneath it the rest of the apple is cubed. Next to that she has watermelon cubed with my FunBites & embellished with "heffalump" picks.  Bees (not the wrong sort) decorate some grapes, & spiced almonds fill a honey coloured cup. 

Food Colouring Markers + Rubber Stamps = Fun Winnie the Pooh lunch with Food Stamps!
"Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon".  Her heart-shaped sandwich is turkey & cheddar, topped with white cheddar stamped with a Pooh-ism ♥  An EasyLunchboxes Mini Dipper holds a couple of Fig Newtons stamped with Piglet carrying a balloon & that silly old bear Pooh,  for snack.

Food Colouring Markers + Rubber Stamps = Food Stamp Fun!

The cookie and cheese stamping experiment was a success! I used my Americolor food decorating pens to colour on the raised part of the stamp then stamped the food just a little lighter than I would paper.  Oh, the possibilities... :)

Food Colouring Markers + Rubber Stamps = Food Stamp Fun!
Pickle got a honey bee & hive sandwich, banana honey Chobani Champions, & a cereal bar (not pictured). I stamped a blank Lunchbox Love note with a Pooh & Friends stamp and wrote "It's time for a little smackerel of something."


Some stuff used to make these lunches:
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Celebrating the Works of A.A. Milne Through Food
Update 1/18/14:
This year's Pooh party is being hosted by Mamabelly's Lunches With Love 

30 comments:

  1. Wow! Your lunch looks amazing! I love the stamp idea and would have never thought that it would work this well. The heart sandwich is amazing!

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    1. MamaBelly, I totally agree. I never seen lunches this cool before! Thanks for sharing your post on my Happy Birthday Author Facebook page!

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  2. This blows me away Cristi!! Your ideas never cease to amaze me. OK... digging out my old rubber stamps now.... ordering food markers... :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Love your lunches. And you pictures are really amazing!! I love to use stamps too...well, when I remember :-)

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  4. Wow, the food markers on stamps is such an awesome n creative idea!!! U are a genius. :)

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  5. Gorgeous! Brilliant idea to use stamps! Now to go buy stamps ;)

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  6. Of course! We've had issues with the colors drying too fast, but we were trying multiple colors! Genius!

    Super cute lunches! Love all the details and thought put into the components!

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  7. I love the idea of stamping!! I would wonder for doing multi colors if the trick of breathing on the stamp after doing the various colors would allow you to do multi colors(It works when coloring stamps with traditional markers).

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  8. Freaking GENIUS idea of the stamp! I so want a stockpile of stamps now ....

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  9. Amazing! You are absolutely amazing! That's all.

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  10. Wow! So much better than drawing. I need to try this technique!

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  11. This is amazing!!! What a brilliant mind you have :D

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  12. Your lunch is absolutely beautiful! Love the way you used the stamps. I have stamped cookies but never thought about using them on cheese.

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  13. What a beautiful lunch! I have a massive stash of rubber stamps; I can't wait to dig them out and try your genius idea!

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  14. I'm all rumbly in my tumbly reading and seeing this. I've said it before, I will say it again...you're a genius. An evil lunchy mastermind. Now we will need to host a rubber stamp lunch hop or linky! Yay!

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  15. What a fantastic technique! Thank you so much for sharing it! I went through a card making phase and have lots of rubber stamps. Oh the possibilities!!!

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  16. You are brilliant and so creative, turns out extremely well even the tiny wordings and of course super cute as always!

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  17. you've really started something with that rubber stamp idea! you are one of the most creative people I know!

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  18. Holy bananas! This is brilliant!

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  19. This is so awesome! I can't believe I missed it yesterday. <3

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  20. This is amazing!!! I was wondering about this a few weeks ago but didn't think it would work, you proved me wrong! This looks beyond amazing! You're an inspiration!

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  21. Awesomeness!! The print on the heart cheese looks too perfect!!

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  22. This is absolutely amazing! No wonder why people love you. You have a brilliant mind and just creative. You are simply blessed, my girl. Soooo proud of you :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing your how-to for the cheese stamping, such a great idea and opens up so many possibilities!

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  24. Food stamps are such a great idea! Would have never thought of that. Thanks for sharing the awesome tip.

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  25. Absolutely beautiful, and you've given me hope for my pile of stamps that haven't been touched in 10 years! So cute!

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  26. I'm just catching up on old posts, I've been out of things for awhile - this is genius!!! I don't have many stamps, but I do have an alphabet set that would be so fun for this!! I can't wait to try it out!

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  27. Love your food stamps idea :-)

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  28. I LOVE this lunch. Plain and simple. The stamp idea was so genius and beautiful! Thank you for linking up to my Winnie the Pooh Link Party!

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