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How to Make a Flower Bento Lunch Box

  • This bento box packs tons of flower power. See our step-by-step photo guide to making the jelly flower in the center (use your kid's favorite flavor).

    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.

  • Serving the flower bento on a bed of lettuce makes it feel even more like a garden.

  • Tuck in a ham flower (here's a photo guide on how to make it) and a few green string beans for added color and nutrients.
  • Cut "V" shapes into cucumber and carrot discs to make the bright orange flowers.
  • Use a small, scallop-edged cookie cutter to make the fun floral fruit decorations -- this is fun to do with your kid if she's old enough. You can use this for the cheese in the center of the sandwich, too.

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