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

#1 Totoro Bread Buns

Totoro Bread Buns

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NhânThanh 3 years ago

Can you show me how to do it? ><

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#2 Panda Sushi

Panda Sushi

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Xenthia 3 years ago

Can't go wrong with panda-shaped food!

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#3 Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi

Disney Tsum Tsum Sushi

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KathleenEdwards 3 years ago

Cheese'n'rice!

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#4 Cat Marshmallows In Matcha Latte

Cat Marshmallows In Matcha Latte

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JoannaSplash 3 years ago

She didn't make these tho...you can by these marshmallows...

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#5 Ted Bread Buns

Ted Bread Buns

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ToriParson 3 years ago

I think these are awesome and you're doing a great job, such a creative mum...I would have never thought of this. And don't allow anyone to discourage there is always 1 that will throw in something negative. I see you enjoy what you are doing so KEEP GOING

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#6 Cat Sushi

Cat Sushi

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NataliePowell 3 years ago

Aww so cute!!

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#7 Sleeping Rilakkuma Bento

Sleeping Rilakkuma Bento

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MinWu 3 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 3 years ago

Loving the Percy piggies xx

#9 Totoro Chiffon Cake

Totoro Chiffon Cake

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Huangyuxi 3 years ago

would you let me know the material of gray part.

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#10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

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KellyPercy 3 years ago

Brilliant x

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#11 Baymax Picnic Bento

Baymax Picnic Bento

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Rhea Punsalan 2 years ago

how cute!

#12 Harry Potter Lunch

Harry Potter Lunch

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JeannetteMarie 3 years ago

Love it!!

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#13 Stormtrooper & Bb8 Bento

Stormtrooper & Bb8 Bento

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Shakiah Draper 2 years ago

that is sooooooooooo cool would not want to eat it!

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#14 Teddy Bear Match Affogato

Teddy Bear Match Affogato

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fluffy_ninja_owl 2 years ago

it's a matcha bath for the bear

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#15 The Little Prince Curry Rice

The Little Prince Curry Rice

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AgnesAuxiliatrix 3 years ago

Oh my god, I rarely ever see someone else who has read that book for some reason! I am so happy you made this X3

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#16 Pooh Bear & Friends Donuts

Pooh Bear & Friends Donuts

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Rhea Punsalan 2 years ago

wow! love it :)

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#17 Pikachu Pasta

Pikachu Pasta

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Rhea Punsalan 2 years ago

Pikachu!

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#18 Baymax Matcha Pudding

Baymax Matcha Pudding

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TillieMartinussen 3 years ago

Baymax... Yaaay. :D

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#19 Disney Tsum Tsum Dango

Disney Tsum Tsum Dango

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#20 Gudetama Pull-apart Bread Buns

Gudetama Pull-apart Bread Buns

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ChenChen 3 years ago

Amazing~

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#21 Pooh Bear & Friends Deco Sushi

Pooh Bear & Friends Deco Sushi

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TillieMartinussen 3 years ago

So sweet!!!

#22 Hot Dog Bread Bun

Hot Dog Bread Bun

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#23 Pooh Bear Bread Cups

Pooh Bear Bread Cups

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TillieMartinussen 3 years ago

Cute

#24 Minion Cold Noodles

Minion Cold Noodles

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#25 Peanuts Baguette

Peanuts Baguette

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Rhea Punsalan 2 years ago

i love Peanuts!

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#26 Sleeping Piggies Pasta

Sleeping Piggies Pasta

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RobinRademaker 3 years ago

Wauw!!!!!!

#27 Bing Bong Bento

Bing Bong Bento

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Rainbowdashisrad 3 years ago

BING BONG !!!

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#28 Garfield Ramen Burger

Garfield Ramen Burger

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AnnRos'a 3 years ago

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

#29 Doggy Pizza

Doggy Pizza

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fun mushroom 2 years ago

Their faces are so cute

#30 Ironman Bento

Ironman Bento

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Csilla Szabó 2 years ago

Tony Stark :D

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#31 Shoe Lunch

Shoe Lunch

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