Here's one of my favourite fun bentos - I love the gummy worm in the apple-shaped sandwich. But it's not tightly packed, so yes, if I just turned it on it's side like this, the ABC biscuits & the gummy worm probably would fall to the bottom and spoil the effect when Sprout opened her lunch...
No worries - I used her cloth napkin, folded over 3 times for the thickness I needed, to fill the space and keep things from shifting:
With the napkin holding everything in place, I can turn it sideways, the way it will be carried in the lunchbox and nothing moves. Well, not much. There was some minor shifting of the small plastic apple cups, but no spillage :) Yay!
So that's it, that's my bento packing secret! Nothing exciting, just a useful tip ;)
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We have lots of cloth napkins in many colourful prints! They not only help keep the lunch trash-free, they make it more fun! Here are some of them:
from Beneficial Bento
from Red Poppy Crafts