Do you know how cupcakes come with those plastic toppers? Many of them are rings. I use to throw them away when my kids were not looking because I hate "junk". Now that I'm a bento making mama, I save them for lunches. Sometimes we need to rethink the obvious. Instead of seeing a cupcake topper or junk toy, try a rolled up deli meat holder or string cheese ring :)
I purchased these squirrel cupcake topper rings. Those nutty squirrels look so cute. I rolled up turkey and slid the ring around it. I also unwrapped a piece of string cheese and slid a little fella around that too. I placed them on top of spinach leaves. A squirrel's favorite treat is nuts. I was fresh out of acorns :) so I added almonds to the lunch.
This is what I used to make today's lunch: