Great Bento Ideas: Simple and clever Halloween bentos by a really cool mom

Hallowe’en seems to inspire bento artists around the world like almost no other holiday. If you’re planning on a special spooky bento for someone special, now is the time to start gathering ideas. Here are two great simple, cute and clever sandwich based Hallowe’en bentos by Tiffany, aka Cool Mom From Vancouver.

I love the way that Tiffany uses simple cutout shapes to convey a spooky theme. Here is a Tombstone Sandwich, with a nori seaweed and cheese cutout vampire bat, and R.I.P. spelled out in cheese. Simply cutting off the two top corners transforms a simple slice of bread into a tombstone. Using plastic grass baran at the ‘foot’ of the tombstone sandwich is a neat idea. The fuzzy spider completes the theme. What kid wouldn’t love this sandwich/?

Tombstone sandwich

Here’s a slightly more elaborate but no less easy bento, with a bread coffin with bread crust cross, and a cheese coffin with the dearly departed in salami. Who knew that a salami-gingerbread man could become a corpse?

Spooky sandwich...RIP

These are ideas that anyone could emulate, even bento beginners. It’s all in the creative inspiration! Even if you just pack a sandwich for your kids, why not transform their Hallowe’en one into something a bit special? See more bento ideas and spooky fun in Tiffany’s flickr photostream.

Note: there will be no Great Bento Idea post next week, because I’m going to be in transit on Monday-Tuesday. It will be back the week after with more Hallowe’en bento ideas.

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Re: Great Bento Ideas: Simple and clever Halloween bentos ...

Last year for Halloween I made some raspberry muffins with green food colouring. Not exactly healthy, but really spooky!

Re: Great Bento Ideas: Simple and clever Halloween bentos ...

I don't know if I'd want to eat gravestones though. It'd be like a curse! XD Maybe a jack o' lantern, or a harvest moon or something.

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