Friday, August 26, 2016

Bento Lunchies

We're just counting the days of August and soon enough it's the start of the "ber" month... clock slays time, indeed. 

It's the start of the school year for my eight year old niece Gabby and so far so good. I think she's loving her new school she can't stop talking about it everyday, she's ecstatic that she already met new friends. I don't think she misses her old school at all, she's excited to come to school everyday. To make things get more exciting for her I started making her "Bento" lunch box. I'm a newbie at this Bento making stuff but I'm enjoying it very much because it's really fun to make. It's quite an effort to wake up as early as four in the morning so I can prepare for Gabby's Bento lunch box but at the end of the day it's all worth it especially when she tells me that her classmates envy her "Bento baon" everyday they look forward to see what she will have the next day.   

Cookie Monster
White Rabbit 

My interest in Bento making started when I saw pictures of Bento lunch boxes on Pinterest. I started checking out bento makers on Instagram too so I can collect ideas on how it's done. I bought a few of my Bento making kit from Japan Home Centre like deco cutters, silicon cups and food picks. I always enjoy shopping at Japan Home because I can't get enough of Kawaii stuff and they're pretty much everywhere. Of course bento making would not be complete if it's not colorful and enticing enough for kids so I also bought this UFC Color Crazee Banana Ketchup pack which comes in four colors: Bubbly Blue, Goofy Green, Yummy Yellow and Radiant Red. I love the crayon tube packaging it's so cool it's really made for kids to enjoy meal time.  

I guess I still have a lot to learn but when it comes to being creative, I'm never too old to try something new because meal time is fun time!

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