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A Bento for Charlie Brown

Last night I turned on the TV and A Charlie Brown Valentine was on, so the kids watched it and I boggled over how depressing that poor kid is. I don’t know why Zoloft chose that little white rock for their mascot when Charlie Brown is a perfect fit. Though, ol’ Chuck getting passed over is probably typical for such a downer like him. He was seriously the original emo kid.


This didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped, since his shirt and arms look way too big for his head. I thought his face turned out pretty good though. My grandma used to have this battered old copy of some Charlie Brown Valentine’s Day story where he made a huge valentine for his teacher only to eat her dust as she drove off with her boyfriend. So sad…

I’d have put a little red-haired girl next to him, but you know he’d never have the guts to talk to her. We’ll just pretend the two valentines above his head are for him and not ones that he will try and fail to deliver.

The hana ebi looks kind of odd, doesn’t it? I should have brought some nori to eat with it too. On the left side I have Costco chicken, asparagus, broccoli, a sliced cutie, and strawberry halves. The valentines are made out of cheese and egg omelet. The outer heart was cut with Wilton Crinkle Shape Cut-Outs and this set includes the round cutter that you could use to make Bakerella cupcake pops.


Here’s a closer look at Chuck. I used three different punches for his face. I used two mini smiles and one smiling eye for his hair curl, two eyes from the mini smile, and a big oval eye from my big emoji punch. I cut his strip with a scissors and cut his shirt out with a cutter I have. The hands turned out terrible and I really should have just cut his shirt out with a printout, but oh well. His shirt is made out of egg omelet.


I’ve got two more boxes added to my Docubentory. These two have only been used once, but I just bought this Disney Princess Bento Box from Amazon last month. It was $2.50 when I bought it but it’s now only $1.99, so it’s a great deal for a little box!


You might remember it from my screaming charaben bunnies bento. 🙂 I should probably do a Chinese New Year bento, but I have to do some kind of Valentine’s Day bento for Mr. Pikko, so maybe I can swing both, we’ll see.

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  • You know, I didn’t even notice the arms until you mentioned it – it really does look like charlie brown it’s creepy! Love it!

  • Very nice Charlie Brown! His face is spot on! He looks so shocked to be getting a Valentine!

  • It is so cute! I think it is spot on! Perfect!

  • Poor Chuck, he’s probably waiting patiently by an empty mailbox.

  • i agree with everyone, spot on charlie! his hair curl is my favorite part 🙂 great job!!

  • Pikko, this is cool! And I don’t think the hana ebi looks odd. They give a good contrast on the rice. My kids probably only know Snoopy but will show to them later and test them whether they know Charlie Brown hehehe … 😉

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  • Amy

    i remember growing up on charlie brown! haha, totally hated how everything bad happened to him! i guess that explained his emo-ness. poor charlie brown!

    anyways – love your bento blog. i need to get motivation to actually make bentos esp b/c boyf got me a lot of bento stuff from jlist/jbox so i could get back into it!

  • That is the cutest and I will copy this for my little grandsons bento box next week. Very clever and thanks for sharing.

  • Amy

    Be gentle with that Princess box. The Disney boxes with latches are notorious for breaking.

  • Doh! Creepy?

  • Poor guy. I’ve always felt so sorry for him.

  • Thanks Lyndsey!!

  • Meanwhile Snoopy walks by with armloads.

  • Thanks gamene!

  • Can’t you hear the piano music in your head? 😀 Duh-duh-dun-dun-dun-duh-dun…

  • Yeah, the poor kid can’t even grow hair!

    I hope you do get into it Amy!

  • Let me know how that goes Joyce! 😀

  • Yeah, I had the acorn one and the latch broke really fast. 🙁

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