Creative mom Alyson Hannigan turns sandwiches into art. “I go overboard to make special bento box lunches,” says the 42-year-old, who is shooting TV Land’s upcoming First Wives Club reboot. “I naturally wake up before my alarm because I’m so excited to go downstairs!” The mom of Satyana, 7, and Keeva, 4 (with actor husband Alexis Denisof), unpacks her eldest’s Pottery Barn Kids case.
What a Hoot
“Saty’s class finished a bird study, so I made her a banana and almond butter sandwich shaped like an owl. I cut the bread with cookie cutters.”
“I slice strawberries into hearts. It’s so easy and doesn’t take any time. You just cut the berry in half and cut the top part into a V.”
“I’m obsessed with egg molds. They sell them on Amazon. You boil an egg, peel it immediately and put it in the mold. Then you submerge it in ice-cold water for, like, 10 minutes, and when you open it up, it stays in that shape.”
“We went to the Japan Center Malls in San Francisco, and I found these vegetable cutters that can make your carrots into 3-D bunnies. You just slot the pieces together. That blew both my kids’ minds!”
What else is inside Hannigan’s drawer of lunch-making tools? ZoLi Sumo snack dispenser containers; Itzy Ritzy reusable snack and everything bags; a large assortment of cookie cutters in various shapes and sizes; food color markers; kitchen scissors; food tweezers; a Talisman Designs Cherry Chomper Cherry Pitter; metal clay cutters for slicing vegetables and bento boxes.
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