Along with Astro Boy we also get Kai-Lan, for TinySprite's bento. Yes, it's another hard-boiled egg! But it's perfect for Kai-Lan's oval face. I used grape quarters for her buns and flower picks just like she wears. All her facial features are hand-cut from nori and mozzarella cheese stick (for eye detail). Very time-consuming for a noncharaben artist like me! But I guess it turned out okay. I even had picks for her friends --tiger, monkey and koala (no rhino though). How about that? I made sushi with mixed rice, shoyu sardine furikake and krab stick, tucked in with some broccoli. Fruit side has grapes, various plum varieties, kiwi and strawberry. I decorated with carrot flowers for contrast. If it weren't for the nori cutting, this bento would have been really quick. I should make sushi more often; I can add pickled vegetables as well, and it's easy for my 3 year old to pick up and eat. This is the cute "Daytrippers" Paperchase bento box with the girls on the cover. I should have shown it; really sweet!
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I am a former research scientist turned stay-at-home-mom of 2 who got started with bento in an effort to help my kids learn that eating healthy and nutritious foods can be fun and cute. I make a bento lunch for my 12yo (7th grader) son & my 9yo (3rd grader) daughter every school day, and post the pictures on my sherimiya ♥ flickr photostream. Here in this blog is where I describe each bento, and you'll also get a peek inside our family adventures. Thanks for taking a look, and please let me know what you think ^-^!