A while back, I stumbled upon a fun bento lunch web site and I am very impressed. So today I would like to introduce a very talented bento artist from Japan, her nickname is “Gurea” Please visit her blog. She has made many character bento (Kara ben) and has been nominated for many awards in Japan.
Here is my favorite. “How to make Rilakkuma Bear Fun Hard-Boiled Eggs” Since her blog is in Japanese, I will try to explain in English so everyone can make this, just like Gurea has inspired us. Arigatou…Gurea (Thank you!)
In the above pictures, the brown bear is Rilakkuma bear. In case anyone who does not know about Rilakkuma. Rilakkuma or so called “Relax Bear” is a very famous (and so adorable) character from San-X, Japan. He is always lazy and relaxed. He is also accompanied by Korilakkuma bear (the white bear).
How to make Rilakkuma (brown) & KoRilakkuma (white) Hard-Boiled Eggs
1. Hard boil two eggs. While the egg is still warm, use your finger to flatten the shape of the eggs a bit. Soak one hard-boiled egg in clear brown soup or water with soy sauce mixed (just to get the brown color for Rilakkuma)
2. Prepare Chikuwa (can be substitute with white egg) for the ears of Korilakkuma white bear, and ham for the inner ears. Cut using the round shapes of the pink plate and the yellow plate of this cutter.
3. The inner ears of Rilakkuma are yellow cheese cut-outs using the same yellow cutter plate, small oval shape. The noses of both bears are white cheese cut-outs using the same yellow cutter plate as well. (or using pig’s nose shape from Cutezcute cutter)
4. Both Rilakkuma and Korilakkuma bears’ faces are seaweed punch-outs from this seaweed puncher. Rearrange the seaweed using a small toothpick or tweezer if needed.
If this is too complicate for you, there is also a Rilakkuma hard-boiled egg mold that will turn any boring hard boiled egg into fun Rilakkuma bear shape in a few steps.
More fun with hard-boiled egg molds.
In celebration of St Patrick’s Day (17 March), many of us made bento lunches, dessert, and snack from St Patrick’s symbols and traditions, for example, the Leprechaun, Shamrock, Irish music, corn beef, the snake, and rainbow. St. Patrick’s Day is also a holiday known for parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the color green. For our St Patrick’s Day button, we use Cutezcute Frog rice ball, Frog face cut out using green pepper and Leprechaun’s Hat topper to make our little Froggy leprechaun.
Please click at the thumbnails below to see how other creative bento bloggers and some of our customers who share their lunch, have made their bento lunch or fun food using St Patrick’s Day them.
Please feel free to share your St Patrick’s Day theme lunch here. If you don’t have a blog and would like to share your picture, please send your picture and we will post the picture for you. Email us at
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Dr Seuss, one of American greatest writers, poets, and cartoonists was born on March 2, 1904. He is well known for his awesome children’s books that everyone loves (including me!). March 2, 2013 is Dr Seuss’ 109th birthday anniversary.
In celebration of Dr Seuss’s Birthday, please feel free to link up your Dr Seuss themed food (not just bento) below. It could be anything Dr Seuss, for example, any of his cartoon characters, Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Hams, Horton Hears a Who, Fox in Socks, Pop on Hop, and many more.
We gathered some of our favorite Dr Seuss’ themed food and snack ideas from other creative bloggers. (updated on 2 March 2013) There are also many creative fun idea linked at the bottom of this post. Please be sure to check out everyone’s web sites to see many great food, bento, lunch ideas, including tips and tricks. If you have made some of Dr Seuss inspired lunch, snack, or dessert, please feel free to share them with us at the end of this post.
Bento-logy A Lorax LunchSource: bento-logy.blogspot.com
Dr Seuss lunch in a Muffin TraySource: bentodays.wordpress.com
Green Eggs and Ham Bento – Here or ThereSource: zoeslunchbox.com
Cat in the Hat Veggie Wrap and Thing 1 Thing 2 StrawberrySource: cutezcute.com
Quacking Quackeroo from the Dr. Seuss ABC bookSource: bentoriffic.com
Thing 1 Thing 2 Party CupcakeSource: goodlifeeats.com
One fish, two fish, Red fish, Blue fishSource: mommasays.net
Snacky Seuss. It’s a bit of a mish-mash of John’s favorites. How many can you pick out?Source: ourlunchbags.com
The Grinch from How The Grinch Stole ChristmasSource: mamabelly.com
Cat in the Hat white tortillasSource: meetthedubiens.com
The Cat in the Hat Babybel CheeseSource: keithaschaos.blogspot.com
Gluten Free Dr Seuss LunchSource: keeleymcguire.blogspot.com
Barbaloot Cheese BentoSource: bentoforkidlet.com
Cat In The Hat lunch – Cheese drawingSource: foodfamilyfun.net
Green Eggs and Ham BentoSource: followinginmyshoes.com
The Grinch AppleSource: lunchboxdad.com
Fish Egg, Fish Sandwich from One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue FishSource: bitingthehandthatfeedsyou.net
Lorax and Barbaloot BentoSource: bentomonsters.com
Cat in the Hat PancakeSource: jdaniel4smom.com
“Lorax” ham & cheese sandwichSource: lovinglunches.blogspot.com.au
The Grinch Rice BallSource: becomingabentoholic.com
Red Fish, Blue Fish, Truffula Trees, Barbaloot Fruit, Green Eggs, and a Seuss Hat!Source: crystalsramblings.com
Cat in the Hat ToastSource: kwbentodiary.blogspot.com
The Lorax: Nature’s Own 100% Whole Wheat BreadSource: myepicureanadventures.com
Seussilicious muffin tin mealSource: bentonbetterlunches.com
Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and HamSource: mommyandmelunchbox.blogspot.com
Cat in the Hat and the Lorax bentoSource: chaosandconfections.blogspot.com
The Lorax SaladSource: familyfreshmeals.com
Dr.Seuss The Sneetches Bento LunchSource: bentoschoollunches.com
Read Across America and Dr. Seuss LunchSource: mollyslunchbox.blogspot.com
Just a Little Seuss-y BentoSource: aboyandhislunch.com
Lorax Bento – I Speak for the TreesSource: organizedbites.com
Dr Seuss Fish (grilled cheese) sandwich!Source:onecraftything.com
The Grinch KiwiSource: anotherlunch.com
Sandwich with Lorax and Spring RollSource: bebento-kids.blogspot.com.au
Please feel free to share your Dr Seuss themed lunch here. If you don’t have a blog and would like to share your picture, please send your picture and we will post the picture for you. Email us at
Please grab our button, copy and paste to your original post so others can come here to see and be inspired by other’s creative Dr Seuss fun food as well.