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How to Make a Giraffe Bento Lunch Box

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Got leftover rice or couscous? Either serves as the perfect bed for the giraffe.

    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

    Diagonally-cut green beans make a great grassy landscape for the giraffe, and tomatoes stuffed with mixed veggies are a healthy treat. Round out the meal with cut-up fruit for dessert.

  • Anna Yamamoto

    For the giraffe, cut a thin egg omelet on top of a cheese slice into a giraffe shape—use a cookie cutter or do it freehand (your kid won't judge—promise!).

  • Anna Yamamoto

    On the side, chicken nuggets (any kind you have on hand) sandwiched with ketchup is a kiddie-fave safe bet; plus, no extra dipping cup needed. Simply slice open the chicken nugget like a book and spread in ketchup (mustard or ranch dressing could work, too).

  • Anna Yamamoto

    Cut out small cheese circles to decorate the giraffe, or give them to your kid to decorate the bento himself. Carrot flowers (see how to make with our photo guide) add extra flair.

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