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How to Make a Caterpillar Bento Lunch Box

by AnnaTheRed

How to Make a Caterpillar Bento Lunch Box

Here’s how to make an easy caterpillar bento lunch box using a ham, mashed potatoes and veggies

Get the full effect of this many-footed creature using two bento containers.

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.

You can dot the caterpillar with mini cheese circles, and stick edamame on uncooked pasta for caterpillar antennae.

Crisp celery slices make the perfect caterpillar feet.

You can make the caterpillar segments with anything that can fit into a mini round size: meatballs, mashed potatoes, mini quiches, mac and cheese and cut up fruit or veggies with dip are a few options.

Tuck in ham flowers (here's a step-by-step photo guide on how to make them) and serve with colorful berries, or any fruit.