Week 26: Shrek

Monday, April 1, 2013

Week 26: Shrek.  April Fools, of course we are having a lunch this week!  However, my daughter is on spring break and Easter was yesterday, so I was short on ideas, time, creativity, and supplies. I was able to scrape up enough stuff that sort of went together to make a little scene out of Shrek.  I literally had to throw this together at 11 pm last night, so don't judge too harshly please!  Have a great spring break and baseball opening season is today, so Go A's!

Have fun making the lunch and don't stress about the details  your kids will just love that you put in the extra time and effort to make them a fun lunch.  Remember it's about the love you show them, and making it healthy.  Please leave me your comments on how you would improve this lunch or make it for your kids.  Remember to follow Lunchbox Dad on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube!


   Black, brown, red, and green food coloring or food 
   coloring marker
1 green apple
1 slice of white cheese
1 slice of cheddar cheese
1 hard-boiled egg
1 spinach wrap tortilla

1 piece of nori (dried seaweed)

  1. Cut a green apple in half (Granny Smith apples work great).  Use apple scraps to cut out two Shrek ears like in the picture.  Draw facial and ear features with black and red food coloring as shown in picture.  Cut out two eyes and teeth from a slice of white cheese.  Use brown and black food coloring on the eye pieces to add Shrek's eye color.  Place eyes and teeth on the apple face.
  2. Cut out a green spinach tortilla wrap to fit your container.  Cut out a slice of cheddar cheese to do the same.  Trim top of the tortilla wrap to look like two hills.  Give the hills definition by outlining them with black food coloring.  Place cheese at the top of container and spinach wrap over it to form the background.
  3. Put Shrek's apple face and ears in the bottom middle of the container.  Cut flower shapes out of hard boiled egg.  Use both the egg white and egg yolk to add a variety of colors.  Place them where desired by Shrek.  Use green food coloring to draw stems on each flower.
  4. Use nori to make the small castle and dragon in the background.  Take small scissors to cut out the silhouettes.  They don't have to be exact, use your imagination to make the kind of castle and dragon that you want!  


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