I immediately started with new bento projects and tried using the fruit and vegetable cutters, rice and egg molds as well as the cute food picks.
|layers of pretty cheese flowers|
|carrot flower, pasta carbonara in a bright pink bento box|
|mini spam musubi, meatballs, hotdog tulips...cute panda pick|
I also enjoyed making these "kyaraben" or character bento (shown above and below) using the panda and cat rice molds. It was fun but the results were far from perfect :-) Positioning the nori cut-outs was a bit challenging. A dainty bento food tweezer was the right tool for the job.
|panda bear rice with sweet and sour meatballs|
|a petite bento with steamed vegetables and rice|