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How to Make a Bird's Nest Bento Lunch Box

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Pasta dinner last night, bird's nest for next day's lunch! Pile a pasta serving into a cupcake mold to give the baby birds a yummy nest.

    Antichoking warning: Remember to remove toothpicks and cut up blueberries, grapes, carrots and other food for children under 4. See our Antichoking guide for more information.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Mix colorful berries—or any fruit—for a healthy dessert.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    The adorable baby birds are actually mini mozzarella balls. Push a small "V" shaped carrot shape in for the mouth and add black sesame seeds for eyes.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Make transportation easy by ditching the dip cup for the chicken nuggets (shown left). Slice open the nuggets crosswise and open like a book. Spread in your kid's favorite dip (ketchup is used here)—sandwich back together for no fuss.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Tuck in green beans, tomatoes stuffed with corn and peas and carrot flowers (here's a photo guide on how to make them) for extra veggie servings. Swap in any veggie your kid loves.

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