Some of our favorite bento lunches for kids from the authors of Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches.
Sandwich Bento – A cute bear cutter was used to create the bear shape and was accented with bubble tea straw for the nose and emoji punches were used to create the face.
Lasagna Bento – A yummy lunch bento idea for kids who like cold leftover lasagna.
Spaghetti Bento: Small cheese stars top a serving of spaghetti for a “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” themed bento box lunch. Shelled edamame and three little sausage smokies round out this kid’s lunch.
One of my favorite books for kids’ bento box inspiration….Yum-Yum Bento Box features chapters on Cuties & Critters, Fairy-Tale Friends, and Special Day Treats, plus a handy shopping guide, easy recipes for mini snacks, general tips and tricks etc.
“Move over, brown bags. Bento box lunches are prettier, eco-friendly and just plain fun.”—Working Mother
“Jazz up your child’s lunch box with cute little bento that are easier to make than you think.”—Mother Nature Network
“Yum-Yum Bento Box is too cute for words.”—Modesto Bee
About the Author:
Crystal Watanabe (a.k.a. Pikko) started making bento boxes for herself as a way to eat small, healthy portions, and she enjoyed it so much that she now shares her hobby with bento fans worldwide at her blog Adventures in Bentomaking (www.aibento.net). She lives in Hawaii with her husband and two children. Maki Ogawa (a.k.a. Luckysundae) is a Japanese mom who loves to make cute bento boxes for her two young boys, her husband, and herself. She shares her creations on Flickr and at her blog, Cute Obento (www.cuteobento.com).