Oh. My. Gosh. Making this bento nearly sent me over the edge! It was easily 100 times more frustrating than playing angry birds and just as addictive. I could.not.stop.myself even though I was on the verge of a full fledged psychotic meltdown.
A psychotic meltdown thanks to these stinkin' guys! Stupid birds.
Those darn "black ninja birds" (as I call them) were cursed. They are olives with icing eyes and carrot beaks. Icing eyes and carrot beaks that I could barely get to stay in place. There are three eyeballs that fell down the bottom of that compartment that I couldn't get back out without shifting things too much...and any movement sent them falling to pieces again.
The big white do-do bird (as I think of him) is a hard boiled egg with carrot beak, nori feathers and eyebrows, and olive eye balls. His eyes are not right, but I couldn't have cared less at that point. I started this fiasco with these birds and I was already SO OVER the idea by the time I was half way done with them.
This is the dude who sparked the Angry Birds bento idea for me in the first place. You know I love my kiwi dudes :) and the big 'ol pig guy was made to be kiwi. A last minute notion was to take some of the kiwi fur to make a mustache. The mustache pigs always seem a little friendlier to me somehow. :) His eyes are large icing eyes and I stuck some bento picks in him for ears. I had planed to carve out some kiwi from the back to use as ears, but like I said, I was really ticked off at the bento by this point. Ha.
Besides the kiwi pig dude, it was the idea of cutting a sandwich up into "blocks" to make a building for little pigs to hide in that drove me to do this bento. That's a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with little grape pigs taking cover. The red angry bird is Babybell cheese with a carrot beak and nori eyebrows. I totally got this idea from one of Wendolonia's bentos. :) He was super easy, but he's also kinda wonky, so it's really all relative. :p
This Angry Birds bento is packed in an EasyLunchboxes container. It worked out just perfectly for this arrangement. Oh! And this bento didn't travel far. It went from the kitchen counters (where I cursed at it repeatedly (silently, to myself)) to the kitchen table where it greeted Ethan and Paige just as they got home from school. They were super excited over it and started fighting over the kiwi dude immediately. Fun times! ;-)