An Instagram friend tipped me off to these new sandwich cutters at Target. I’m in love! And at $1.49 each, they’re a no-brainer of an addition to a bento tool collection. There is a third design in addition to these, but you should’ve seen me stare at it and turn it upside down to figure out what it is. (If you know, please comment and tell me. It’s really bothering me now.)
At my Target, they were on the back wall of the kitchen section next to cutting boards and small kitchen tools (can openers, spatulas, etc.)
If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that my love for Target is no secret. Next to Christmas, Easter is probably my favorite holiday to shop there, since both carry some seasonal products that aren’t too holidayish. You’ll find a lot of spring-themed items in kitchen, housewares, kids’ clothes, and personal care that follow the mark-down clearance schedule for holiday items, which goes all the way to 90% off (non-seasonal only goes as far as 70%). All Things Target is my go-to source for Target finds. You can find the scoop on clearance and sales, breakdowns of coupons and deals, and the newest items to hit shelves.
After I snatched up the sandwich cutters, I browsed the aisles and found a ton of bento-friendly– and budget-friendly–finds.
- bunny and chick silicone molds, $9.99 each. perfect for molding rice, freezing smoothies to top yogurt, or baking small cakes or muffins
- 6-piece Wilton mini cutters, $3.99 in flower, bunny head, chick, carrot, tulip, and egg shapes. Perfect for cutting cheese, veggies, fruit, fruit roll-ups, small sandwich bites. Mini cupcake cups, $1.99.
- 3-piece stacking snack cups, $3.99. Adorable way to stash toddler snacks
- divided plates, $2.99. bento-fy meals at home!
- 4-section divided plates, $2.99. Although the skinny section on the right is meant for utensils, you can always line up food like blueberries, small cubed cheese, french toast strips, or shredded meat.
- circular 3-section divided plates, $2.99.
- snack cups and bowls with lids, $2.99-$3.99.
- Hello Kitty bunny eggs, $2.99/pack of 3. These are adorable! There are other girl-themed designs like Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins and others. Perfect for a little treat in a bento school lunch.
- Angry Birds and TMNT eggs, $2.99/pack of 3. Other designs included r2d2, Darth Vader, and Batman. These and the Hello Kitty ones are in the Easter section by the small toys.
Other Easter finds that are just too cute or that I’m eyeing to get on clearance:
- 4-piece matryoshka doll-style nesting eggs, $12.
- 8-piece wooden hanging ornaments, $8.
- felted wool flower garland to hang above the crib, $6.
- pastel tin buckets, $3. Perfect for leaving by the door to wrangle outdoor toys like bubbles and sidewalk chalk.
- felt and plush Easter baskets, $3. That fox one is calling my–I mean, my daughter’s–name! These could easily work in a kid’s room year-round to stash crayons, markers, Legos, or Little People.
- Tin buckets, $5-$8. When these go to 90% off, $0.50-$0.80 is a great deal for durable, non-holiday, non-cutesy storage for even a tween’s room.
- Little Golden Books, $3.99 each. I had a massive collection of Little Golden Books as a little girl and love the vintage illustrations.
- Lego Creator pack, $3.29. These look just like any other Lego pack, and on clearance, make great stocking stuffers/basket fillers/party favors.
- eos lip balm 2-pack, $5.99. There are also single eos lip balms for $2.99 each in red or blue packaging. These also follow the seasonal clearance schedule and sometimes get re-stocked back in the beauty aisle without a clearance sticker.
Now, if Target started selling stainless steel bento containers, I’d declare lifelong loyalty on the spot.