Monday, August 24, 2009

Owl Bento Lunch

Today's Lunch for Little K turned out pretty cute so I thought I would share. I was inspired by all the Owls that have been in crafting and fashions for a while now.

This style of making pictures or scenes is called Oekaki Bento. There is also a very popular method of Charaben (Kyaraben) Bento, which is creating characters. Charaben usually depict a popular TV or Brand character (Power Rangers, Hello Kitty, Winnie the Pooh etc.). This post on
Bento Basics does a good job explaining the different forms.

The rice is colored blue with food coloring. I added a little plain white rice in the upper right corner to look like a cloud puff. Various lunch meats and cheese were used to make the Owl. The branch is Nori paper and the flowers are Strawberries with Pea Pod leaves. The little yellow chick in the corner holds soy sauce.

The lunch box is tiny - only 5" X 6". I usually pack snacks in it, but it was the perfect size for this woodland scene I had in mind.

There's not much variety in the Owl Scene, so I sent along some other fruits and veggies as well.


  1. I love the owl!!! You are amazing!

  2. This is amazing, the owl is perfect. You are so good at these lunches!!