EDIT: Before you read the How to make a Wall-E sandwich…
I’ve discovered that some people posted the entire page of How to make a Wall-E sandwich on their website/blog. I’m glad that they felt the urge to spread the joy of Wall-E sandwich to others, and I’m sure they didn’t mean any harm, but I spend a long time making & writing this how-to’s with my boyfriend. I don’t have a problem with anyone blogging about my bento using the pictures, but when you do, please make sure you properly credit it with a link to my site. I don’t like asking people to remove posts from their blog and I do not want to stop doing this either… Thank you.- Anna
After my Wall-E bento hit the internet, things got a little crazy. Now Wall-E’s view count on my boyfriend’s flickr is more than 85400! Seems like a lot of them have never seen kyaraben before, and I was happy that they got to know about it. Every time someone leaves a comment like “I want to make this for my kids/husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend!”, it makes me glad that I made it. At the same time it makes me want to teach them how, because I think making your loved one happy is what kyaraben is about.
I’ve been wanting to do “how to make Wall-E bento”, but my original Wall-E bento had a lot of Asian ingredients, and I wasn’t sure if everyone could get all those ingredients. (such as seaweed, kamaboko, and konnyaku) So I decided to make Wall-E into a sandwich!
This one is super simple and easy. I’m sure you can add tons of details to it and make it more Wall-E like. But as long as he has the box body, treads and the sad eyes, he’ll be Wall-E enough! (Hopefully…)
[How to make a Wall-E sandwich]
- Four slices of whole wheat bread
- Turkey & mayonnaise (or ham, or peanut butter, whatever you want!)
- American cheese singles
1. Take the crust off the bread (all four of them) carefully. Do not throw away the crust! You’ll need them later. Also don’t cut the crust with a knife, you need the corner piece of the crust.
2. Cut the bread into a square.
3. Spread mayo on the bread, put a slice of turkey on top, and put bread on the top. This will be Wall-E’s body.
4. Cut two slice of bread into four triangles. You’ll have total of 8 mini-triangles. 4 triangles will be Wall-E’s treads, and 4 triangles will be Wall-E’s eyes.
5. Make two turkey sandwiches out of four of eight triangles.
6. Wrap the crust corner around the triangle piece.
7. Cut the two sharp points of the four triangles with a spoon. These will be the eyes.
8. Make two turkey sandwiches out of #7.
9. Put a piece of crust for the neck, and place his eyes and treads by his body.
10. For his arms, cut crust 1-inch long X 2. Cut cheese into the same size as the crust, and cut it for the stripes.
11. Cut crust to make his hands.
12. Put his hands on the body, and cut a blueberry in half and put it on its eyes.
13. You can finish at #12. But if you want to make Wall-E’s body yellow like the real one, you can put cheese on his body like this one below. (If you’re doing this, you can probably use normal white bread too)
It’s four slices of bread, so it’s not much, but I think kids can eat it without being too full.
For his eyes, you can use a glass or something round to take the sharp points of the triangles, but I used a spoon, so anyone (even kids) could do this without worry about breaking anything.
I kept all crust that I didn’t use. I think I’m gonna make bread pudding with them. Sandwich AND desert! Oh Wall-E, you’re so full of yumminess. =P
You can see more pictures of “How to make Wall-E sandwich” on my flickr page.
And if you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!