Add a cool new twist to your kid’s lunch with this Club Penguin-inspired bento box.
Club Penguin Bento Box
- Lunch boxes/bowls/plates
- ½ inch – ¾ inch round cookie cutter
- 2-inch round cookie cutter
- Bread (of your choice)
- Turkey lunchmeat (or a lunch meat of your choice)
- Block of yellow cheese
- Hardboiled egg
- Black olives (just a few)
- 1 jicama
- 1 green apple
- 1 red apple
- 1 yellow apple
- 1 carrot
- 1 brown pear
- 1 banana
- Cheese flavored fish-shaped crackers
Print and cut out the templates for the penguin bread and the lunchmeat belly. Place one slice of bread on a cutting board and put the penguin template on the slice. Use a knife to cut around the template, using your other hand to hold the template steady. Cut out 4 penguins for 2 sandwiches. You can stuff your sandwiches with anything you choose.
Stack a few slices of lunchmeat on the cutting board and place the belly template on the slices. Use a knife to cut around the template. Lay two slices of lunchmeat on each penguin.
Cut off four slices of yellow cheese a half inch thick. Lay the slices down on the cutting board and cut out 4 feet in the shape of rectangles. Cut off the corners of each rectangle. Lay the feet on the penguins. Cut out to more rectangles for the beaks. Cut off the corners of the rectangles and place the beaks on the penguins.
Cut the hardboiled egg in half and gently remove the yolk. Cut one half in half again and lay the outside half on the cutting board. Use a ½ inch to ¾ inch round cutter to cut out 4 circles of egg. Use the circle cutter to cut two of the circles in half so you end up with two full moon shapes, and two crescent moon shapes. Put a full circle moon shapes. Put a full circle and a half circle each on a penguin above the beak, sliding them together.
Use a knife to cut out four very tiny pieces of olive for the eye pupils.
Cut up the jicama into sticks and set aside.
Cut off the sides of the apples and pear. Lay the sides flesh side down on a cutting board, and use a 2-inch circle cookie cutter to cut circles out of the fruit.
Peel and slice a carrot into ½ inch thick circles and set aside.
Peel and slice a banana into ½ inch thick circles and set aside.
Put a smaller container into a larger container. Lay the jicama sticks in the larger container. This is the bed of “ice” that the penguins lay on. Off to one side, lay your “Puffle” fruit circles. Place your penguins on their bed of jicama. Fill the smaller container with Goldfish crackers.