Makin’ it: cartoon-inspired meals

I bookmarked a post by Jen Renee  that I’ve been meaning to share. She wrote, “It’s okay to play with your food.” I couldn’t agree more.

I love the simple food designs Jen made for her daughter.  (If you are going to Pin these, please do so from the original source.)

The key is to use a cookie cutter or two, which makes me very happy because I have a huge ziploc bag of cookie cutters that don’t get used very often.

Another talented food artist is my buddy Wendy.  If you want to go Pinterest-crazy with these photos, her gallery is the place to start. These are some of her kids’ lunches. I really love how she makes them special with some simple things like the way she folds the lunchmeat or layers the apples.

Inspired by Wendy’s never-ending creativity, I put some pictorial snacks out for the kids on Christmas Eve. Scarlett couldn’t stop touching everything long enough for me to take a clear picture!

Are you up for making a smiley face out of your lunch? (If you do it, please share on our Facebook page!) Not gonna happen? Choose another fun project from our Makin’ It series.

The following two tabs change content below. co-founder Whitney lives with her husband, son, and daughter in the San Francisco Bay Area where she writes about parenting, crafts, and activities that moms can do with babies in tow. She and Heather also publish, a site for East Bay parents and are the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know.