play and eat: Bread And Cutters

As you know by now, I’m a mama who likes to bento (but, if you are new to Mama Miss, you can check out some of my fun bento eats for the kiddos here).

And with bento comes fun little things called cutters…I have a billion-kazillion of them.

I have mini cookie cutters, large cookie cutters, plastic cookie cutters, super mini Japanese plastic cutters, and sandwich cutters (just to name a few ;)

So, behold my genius mama moment the other day!


play and eat: Bread And Cutters #cookiecutters #playmatters ©2013


I have these super cool (perfect for chubby little hands) cutters from Ikea.

Brilliant – just brilliant!

I gave little T some cutters & some bread…and voilà – I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this before :)

It occupied him for a great while (it’s also a great fine motor skill)!

So, while I was making dinner (V happened to be at Grandma’s & Grandpa’s), little T played and ate and played and ate.

Sometimes it’s the simple things.


play and eat: Bread And Cutters #cookiecutters #playmatters ©2013

play and eat: Bread And Cutters #cookiecutters #playmatters ©2013

play and eat: Bread And Cutters #cookiecutters #playmatters ©2013

play and eat: Bread And Cutters #cookiecutters #playmatters ©2013

play and eat: Bread And Cutters #cookiecutters #playmatters ©2013

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  1. nothing better then playtime you can eat! i hope you’ll link this up with our #kidsinthekitchen series this week

  2. My son loves bread – this would be perfect for him.
    Just loving these 100 Days of Play!

  3. Thanks for a great idea! My dd is slightly older, but will enjoy this a lot I am sure – she loves all things cooking : )

  4. Wow, so much fun and so simple. x

  5. Love this, Melissa! Simple and fun!

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