|I am the Lorax, I speak for the Cheese!|
Here's a cute little lunch inspired by Dr Seuss' The Lorax to make your child's day!
It's always the way in the blogging world, you have a great original idea one morning, then you log on and fine someone else had the exact same idea just a day before you! That's how it was when I saw these fantastic book inspired picnics from Reading Confetti (a new favourite site by the way) including a Lorax Themed Lunch.
But I had promised Vinnie and so we ransacked the kitchen to find ideas. It was quite a task, so we ended up with some bits to represent, rather than recreate the story (poetic license!) Here we have some green beans (window courtey of our Lego set and inspired by our Lego Lorax Small World) for the Once-ler's arms and some pink yoghurt to represent a Thneed - if your kiddo eats ham, you could cut a thneed out of a slice, mine won't so we'll have to make do!
Vin loves the idea of a Lorax popping out of a tree stump and checks every single fallen tree in the park - here we have a little stack of Party Rings biscuits to represent our stump (I love the colours of them, very Seussical!)
The Lorax himself is made of a slice of Red Leicester, a sliced up Babybel moustache, yoghurt covered raisins for eyes, a jelly bean nose and halved white chocolate buttons for eyebrows.
A (sort of) Humming-Fish and Brown Bar-ba-loots in their Bar-ba-loot suits
I really struggled with the colorful tufts of the Truffula Trees - without including even more sugar! In the end we decided on some spiky tufts cut from red and orange peppers. We also had a single yellow jellybean to represent the very last Truffula Seed of all.
p.s. I just want to add, especially for the naysayers on Pinterest. No, I don't do this every day, yes, I do have a life, this was a treat and I was happy to put in a little extra time. And no, I don't feed my kid meals of cheese and sugar and nothing else, I added some crackers and fruit after taking the pics. And no, no food was wasted, the leftovers from our prep were eaten too.
...and my one gourmet critic seems pleased enough no?
p.s. if you liked this, you might like some of our other book inspired snacks: Very Hungry Caterpillar Snack, Willy Wonka's Whipple Scrumptious Fudge Mallow Delight, Pink Ink for a Yink, James and the Giant Peach Smoothie and 'The Carrot Seed' Carrot Patch Cookies