Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Angry Birds in Our Lunch




 My kids often take packed lunches to school.   We wanted  to come up with some new and fun ideas, instead of taking the same old boring sandwich.  I asked my kids if they could come up with ideas on making Angry Bird treats before I went to the grocery store. We brainstormed for a bit, and came up with several.  My 12 yr old son even offered to go to the store with me to see if he could come up with more.. (he never wants to go to the store, so he was really into this!)    We had so many ideas we could not get them all done tonight, and this post will have to be broken up into 2, maybe even 3 parts.  




Disclosure: The links to the items used in making our Angry Birds are affiliate links.

Kyle likes to take hard boiled eggs in his lunch, and thought a hard boiled bird would be a fun idea.  I just used edible markers to draw the face and hair  on the egg.



Next up was the yellow triangle bird.  I only had American cheese on hand, so he is kind of yellow-orange. Spread your miracle whip/mayo on a slice of bread and then place your slice of cheese.  Cut the bread into a triangle shape.   We used string cheese for the eyes,  yellow pepper for the beak and black olives for the brows and hair.   The black of the eyes were drawn on with edible marker. 



The round red bird was next.   I bought the tomatoes that are bigger than cherry/grape size but smaller than vine size.  They also happened to be on sale today.






 I made a small slice in the tomato and inserted a yellow pepper triangle.  This is kind of tricky because the tomato can easily tear causing the hole to become to big.   I used toothpick halves to place the string cheese eyes and olive pieces.  I also used them to add the red feathers on top.  This is probably okay for older kids because they will hopefully not eat the toothpicks, but younger kids might need help removing them. 



It was kind of hard finding something round and green for the pigs.  It was Kara's idea to use the cucumber.   We used yellow pepper for the crown, string cheese for the eyes and a piece of celery for the nose.  It was too hard to make the teeth, and the kids thought it looked better without them anyway.  



The white bread bird is one of Kara's creations.  She was just experimenting with bread tonight, but it could easily be made on a sandwich.  Use a round cookie cutter to cut a circle in the bread/sandwich. She used carrot pieces for the beak, string cheese for the eyes and olives for the brows and hair. 




The boomerang bird was also one of Kara's creations.  I have Angry Bird Rio on my phone, so I do not know this particular bird. She knew of him from her dad's Angry bird  game. She made him from cucumber, yellow pepper,  string cheese and black olives.  









25 comments:

  1. Why is angry birds so addictive? Why am I so addicted to it?

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  2. Now that's FUNNY! My son would LOVE it!!!

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  3. Fun! So creative. I bet your kids had a blast with you. Great work. :)

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  4. Love it! Adorable food is the best :)

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  5. So fun! My kids will love it - they are addicted Angry Birds fans too! Thanks so much for sharing.
    Jenn :)

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  6. Oh my gosh AWESOME! I am SO going to show my Hubs this - he loves angry birds!!

    Please feel free to link up your angry birds to my new Make Yourself Blog Hop!

    -Jamie

    For Love of Cupcakes

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  7. How Funny!!! I was linking up my Angry Birds Project at the same time on Craft-o-maniac. Were next to each other!

    Looks like you have it covered from every angle:)

    My son would LOVE his plate so creatively arranged!

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  8. these are SOOO cute! I'd love for you to come over tomorrow and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  9. These are sooo adorable!

    I hope that you visit my lovers!

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  10. So fun! My boys would go crazy for these

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  11. My kids got into angry birds this summer... too cute! Thanks for linking up
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my goodness, how cute is this? My kids would die! Love it!

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  13. Ha! These make me laugh- kooky and fun! Speaking of angry birds my son and I got swiped repeatedly by one angry mamma bird today at the park- seems we came too close to her nest. I'll use her face for inspiration. Lynda

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  14. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  15. hehe so cute!!! thanks for sharing at Tell me Tuesday! :) you rock!!!
    xoxo
    ash

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  16. Brilliant! My Angry Birds obsessed7-year-old would love something like this! Visiting from Too Cute Tuesday! I would love it if you stopped by my blog to say hi! :)

    Mandi from boredombustingmommy.blogspot.com

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  17. Dont play with your food is not a rule at your house! LOVE these!!! Thank you so much for linking up!!!

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  18. How creative! New follower from the Fancy Friday hop.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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  19. So fun! Congrats -- you've made the Top 3 over at Craft Junkie Too's T.G.I.F. Linky party from last week. woot! woot! Stop by and grab the Top 3 button for your blog. :)
    Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2011/09/tgif-linky-party-23.html

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  20. This post is so cute. I went through an angry birds obsession and got quite the kick out of this. :) Thank you so much for linking your post up at Savvy HomeMade Monday!

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  21. These are really cute! I'll have to try some in my kids' lunches, they'd love it! You blog is pretty neat (following now). I look forward to looking around it more.

    www.mycakecorner.blogspot.com

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  22. What a fun lunch!! You are mom of the year. I keep on serving the same old PB&J!!
    Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to share some more amazing ideas!!

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  23. My son would love this! Very cute.

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  24. ha ha ha Love it! My two little boys are obsessed with everything angry birds right now! I'll have to make this for them next week :) Thanks for sharing!

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