I finally made a cute bento for my son. Nothing fancy. Just a simple, cute, and healthy bento for my two-year old.
I think I will start trying to make more of these. He really loved seeing the bunny rabbit and it was healthy which I felt good about.
Although things have been a bit crazy these days (i.e. biology class sure does take up time!), making cute food is worth it when I see my son’s smile.
-rice with furikake (rice seasoning)
-ham and/or cheese (for the bunny nose, ears)
-1 boiled egg, halved
To make cute figures, most people purchase molds which are sold online. Same with the stencils for the eyes, ears, and nose. They also sell cute toothpicks which I used for the egg.
I am by no means an artist. Thank goodness for all these food art tools. I wouldn’t know what to do without them.
This was my first bento in a very long time, so hopefully I will improve with time. I was never an artist, but I sure do appreciate cute food.
There are some extremely talented people. Many moms in Japan make cute bentos for their children’s school lunches.
I heard it can get very competitive! I certainly am not about competition. Not that I could compete anyway! I do, however, admire their skills.
Nowadays, making cute bentos is spreading! Here are some bloggers that have some mesmerizing skills.
One day, I will cringe at the first few bentos I posted here, but for now it’s all about having fun and making my son smile.
Let me know if you try it!