Ok, so yesterday I posted about trying to Bento. By the time I finished the post I had made the decision to go for it (sometimes writing can be so helpful!).
I mentioned that one of the blogs I followed had talked about buying some stuff from the Dollar Tree (I follow her main blog, but she started a blog just for Bento and you can see her Bento blog here : Bento On a Budget)
Well, I went and checked out my dollar tree and I found a ton of stuff! I spent a total of $22 (plus tax), and in some cases a Bento Box costs that much or more if you buy it online! Here are all of my goodies!!!
I got 4 locking boxes, 2 Eggies (for making hard boiled eggs you don't have to peel...or without yolks if you have a picky eater), some small clear containers (20 total), some cute animal containers (frog, bee, lady bug, and monkey), 3 animals bowls (bee, frog, and monkey, neither one of my dollar trees had the lady bug in stock so I will have to keep looking), 2 sandwich cutters, an egg slicer in case I decide to not do a whole egg, or to make it easier to eat, some cupcake liners that can be used also to separate foods, some picks with hearts on them, and some pick forks with diamonds on them.
Not a bad start! I could have bought less, since I know (at least right now) I won't Bento for my oldest, and I may or may not for my 2 yr old, but I figured it was best to buy enough for all 4, just in case. Especially since things at the Dollar Tree come and go and you never know what they will have on stock.
I'm starting to get really excited about this!