Bento Lunches for Kids


Some of our favorite bento lunches for kids from the authors of Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches.

Source: via School Lunches on Pinterest

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.

Source: via School Lunches on Pinterest

Lasagna Bento – A yummy lunch bento idea for kids who like cold leftover lasagna.

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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.

Yum-Yum Bento Box: Fresh Recipes for Adorable Lunches

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 ( 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 (