If you haven't had breakfast, lunch, or dinner yet, we advise you to get a snack before you delve into this article because Bored Panda is back with Etoni Mama! This Japanese woman became a master at turning food into works of art that are almost too cute to be eaten.

Etoni Mama started creating dishes with fun and playful details to make it look more appetizing for her 3 lucky children (a 13-year-old, 11-year-old, and 9-year-old daughter). The woman revealed that the food she makes for her kids should not only look good but be delicious as well, and watching these photos we are sure that her creations tick all the boxes.

Has your mouth started watering yet? Have a look at these delicious works of art. If these images won't quench your hunger, check out the previous article featuring Etoni Mama's cute meals by clicking here.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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5 months ago

There goes Pooh the Bear! Flying high in the sky

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Etoni Mama revealed to Bored Panda that she used to work for a big company for about 20 years, but she found it difficult to raise children while working full-time, so she got a qualification as a childcare worker. Now she is a part-time nursery teacher.

"I started making artsy food in order to interest my second daughter, who has an unbalanced diet, and that was the reason I started making such dishes."

Etoni Mama has mastered the art of kyaraben (character bento), which is the practice of decorating food to look like popular personas, animals, people and plants. In her creations, one can find Woody from Toy Story, Minions, Nemo and many more well-known and lovable characters. 

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5 months ago (edited)

The mad chicken from Moana! [Edit: As informed by my fellow pandas in the comment section below, that mad chicken is called Hei Hei]

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Tamra Stiffler
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5 months ago

Oh man, those dumplings look delicious!

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To our surprise, Etoni Mama spends around one hour making and decorating one meal. This proves the incredible skills and experience Etoni has gained through the years preparing food for her children. The woman admitted that if she is not that busy with other activities she can spend more time improving the appearance of her meals.

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DepressedAF
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5 months ago

looks so yummy...

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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5 months ago

Awww Gru and Bob!! Beautiful!

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Etoni finds inspiration just by looking at the ingredients. She comes up with a character for her meals depending on what kind of products she has. From the little mermaid to Mr. Potato Head from Toy Story, the woman can craft pretty much any character. However, the taste of the food still remains the most important thing.

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Tanisha Gupta
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5 months ago

CHEWIE!!!!

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leia's emotional cupcake
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5 months ago

love this.

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Doesn't matter how incredible these meals look, Etoni shared that her children are already used to them. Sometimes they don't even spare some critique if they don't like something about the dishes.

Etoni revealed that her goal is to make kids eat a lot, even when they are grown-ups. We could only wonder what she will be preparing for her grandkids!

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Kirti Priya
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5 months ago

So, Nemo is finally getting eaten.

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Vicky Z
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5 months ago

Who you gonna call?

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Etoni's love for this interesting craft has resulted in her not only sharing playful and delicious creations with her kids but also with other people. Right now, she has 180,000 followers on Instagram who cannot hide their appreciation and admiration of Etoni's skills.

The woman has also released a cooking book in which she shares her knowledge on how to make ordinary meals look playful and more appetizing. A real life-saver for other parents!

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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5 months ago

Incredible!

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leia's emotional cupcake
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5 months ago

aw its tuktuk from Raya and the Last Dragon!

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Dharma Bogursky
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5 months ago

Omg I love it so much

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MARIAN JESSICA VILLANUEVA
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5 months ago

🎵🎵Kung fu panda tuntuntun master shifu's got warrior blossom and master the skills rotations and awsome🎵🎵

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Lady Goofball
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5 months ago

Who has time to cook like this for their kids? Some of these creations look like they would take hours and hours to pull off.

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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5 months ago

H..Hey P.p..piglet

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Dharma Bogursky
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5 months ago

Sully in the back lmao

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Meif’wa Fan
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5 months ago

NO ONES...VAIN LIKE GASTON, CAUSES PAIN LIKE GASTON, FALLS TO HIS DEATH IN THE RAIN LIKE GASTON!

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MARIAN JESSICA VILLANUEVA
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5 months ago

S**t zu food!!

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Solar_Eclipse
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5 months ago

Tigger

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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5 months ago

Master piece!

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Vicky Z
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5 months ago

No banana?

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Riley
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5 months ago

Awwwwww, this one's my favorite. I just want to give him a big hug!

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Auntriarch
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5 months ago

She actually put the line down the middle of the tongue....

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postboredom
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5 months ago

Okay, this is genius!

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Blue Purple
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5 months ago

uhmmm this goes on the bad ideas but brilliant execution page lol

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postboredom
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5 months ago

He's stuffed

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Claire Stanfield
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5 months ago

Flounder looks so adorable here.

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Dharma Bogursky
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5 months ago (edited)

I'm not gonna lie, that's slightly terrifying

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Riley
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5 months ago

"wE jUmPed ouT A WinDoW!"

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DUN DUN (she/her)
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5 months ago (edited)

Upity Up Up

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