I started packing charabens (decorative bentos) when my first-born entered elementary school. He missed me terribly then and had problems adjusting to the longer hours at primary school. I started packing him charabens, along with lunch notes, hoping to cheer him up and let him have something to look forward to at recess. Overtime, making cute food for my boys have become a hobby for me, which I indulge in whenever I'm free.

I just published my bento book last year, I hope it will be useful in helping parents who want to pack charabens for their kids, but have no idea where to start. I also share my creations both on my blog and my Instagram account.

More info: Amazon | bentomonsters.com | Instagram

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Totoro Bread Buns

Totoro Bread Buns

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NhânThanh
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5 years ago

Can you show me how to do it? ><

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#2

Panda Sushi

Panda Sushi

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Xenthia
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5 years ago

Can't go wrong with panda-shaped food!

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Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi

Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi

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BethHerzhaft
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5 years ago

Have you ever seen "Lunch On" on NHK World? They did a cute segment on creative bento boxes people make for their spouses.

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#4

Cat Marshmallows In Matcha Latte

Cat Marshmallows In Matcha Latte

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Rism
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5 years ago

Hummmm

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#5

Ted Bread Buns

Ted Bread Buns

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SarahImrie
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5 years ago

Love these!

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#6

Cat Sushi

Cat Sushi

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NataliePowell
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5 years ago

Aww so cute!!

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Sleeping Rilakkuma Bento

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MinWu
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5 years ago

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but aren't you worried that your sons might one day be made fun of at school for bringing lunches like this

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#8

Piggy Bread Roll

Piggy Bread Roll

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KellyPercy
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5 years ago

Loving the Percy piggies xx

#9

Totoro Chiffon Cake

Totoro Chiffon Cake

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Rism
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5 years ago

I looove chiffon cake

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#10

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

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Rism
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5 years ago

Kyaaaaaa

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#11

Baymax Picnic Bento

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Rhea Punsalan
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4 years ago

how cute!

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Harry Potter Lunch

Harry Potter Lunch

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JeannetteMarie
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5 years ago

Love it!!

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#13

Stormtrooper & Bb8 Bento

Stormtrooper & Bb8 Bento

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MinWu
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5 years ago

omgosh you have so much free time

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#14

Teddy Bear Match Affogato

Teddy Bear Match Affogato

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

"Matcha" not "Match"

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#15

The Little Prince Curry Rice

The Little Prince Curry Rice

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JeannetteMarie
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5 years ago

Beautiful!!

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#16

Pooh Bear & Friends Donuts

Pooh Bear & Friends Donuts

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AnnRos'a
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5 years ago

Oh I love the Pooh & Friends!

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Pikachu Pasta

Pikachu Pasta

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RainbowMocha
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4 years ago

OMG SOOOO CUTE

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#18

Baymax Matcha Pudding

Baymax Matcha Pudding

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Pemberton
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5 years ago

These Baymaxes seem like made of rice dumplings (dango?). Rice dumplings aren't that difficult to make.

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Disney Tsum Tsum Dango

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Gudetama Pull-apart Bread Buns

Gudetama Pull-apart Bread Buns

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SanajahRodriguez
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5 years ago

Beautiful

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#21

Pooh Bear & Friends Deco Sushi

Pooh Bear & Friends Deco Sushi

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TillieMartinussen
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5 years ago

So sweet!!!

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Hot Dog Bread Bun

Hot Dog Bread Bun

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Mishka Katira
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3 months ago

so cute I don't want to bite, but looks delicious.

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Pooh Bear Bread Cups

Pooh Bear Bread Cups

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TillieMartinussen
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5 years ago

Cute

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Minion Cold Noodles

Minion Cold Noodles

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Peanuts Baguette

Peanuts Baguette

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fun mushroom
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4 years ago

Very creative

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Sleeping Piggies Pasta

Sleeping Piggies Pasta

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RobinRademaker
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5 years ago

Wauw!!!!!!

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Bing Bong Bento

Bing Bong Bento

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Rainbowdashisrad
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5 years ago

BING BONG !!!

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Garfield Ramen Burger

Garfield Ramen Burger

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AnnRos'a
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5 years ago

I have those plates!!! But not the fork & knife... Love all things typography!

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Doggy Pizza

Doggy Pizza

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fun mushroom
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4 years ago

Their faces are so cute

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Ironman Bento

Ironman Bento

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JeannetteMarie
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5 years ago

Amazing!

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#31

Shoe Lunch

Shoe Lunch

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𝓴𝓪𝔀𝓪𝓲𝓲_𝓐𝓾𝓭𝓻𝓮𝔂 💖
6 months ago

This reminds me of boys in my class putting their shoe on the table and yelling, "IM EATING A SHOE FOR BREAKFAST"