Sharpen your pencils!... another back to school lunch
I believe I first saw the pencil idea in some sort of parenting magazine, but it may have been somewhere online. I really am not sure who to give the credit to... just know this wasn't from my brain first!
I used a strip of cheddar cheese for the pencil, ham for the 'wood' and eraser, and some all natural fruit strip pieces for the 'lead' and the 'no.2'.
Carrot strips, spinach salad with feta and a 'heart' strawberry, and little turkey and cheese open face sandwich letters ( a GREAT way to use up the bread ends, btw!)
I also used fruit strip to make an apple shape that is laying on top of homemade store bought ambrosia salad. I picked this up as a special treat for the kids cause they both love it. Thought it might make a nice treat for a 'first week' lunch!
I don't know if I was just not with it tonight or what, but this little pencil gave me one heck of a time! I had intended to make a few, but as you see in child no. 2's lunch.... I quit the pencil making business! I snapped this pic to 'keep it real'. I gave up on fancy lunch tonight!