I am very sure that you’ve seen some kids bento lunch box while browsing Pinterest or other websites. I am amazed by the intricacy of those food preparation and I salute moms with that artistic talent, patience and time to prepare those cutest meals ever! I wish I was one of them! 

Bento is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. A traditional bento holds rice or noodles, fish or meat, with pickled and cooked vegetables, in a box. Nowadays, there are varieties of food that can be added and as long as it is done creatively and the result is pretty enough, we call it bento.

Here are some ideas:

  1. Rilakkuma Bento from Cooking Gallery


2. Piggy Spam Musubi Bento from Just One Cookbook

spam musubi bento


3. Sesame Street Halloween Bento from B for Bunbun

sesame street bento

You can get halloween food picks here as what you can see above.

4. Panda Bento from Little Miss Bento

panda bento

Used above are reusable panda food picks that you can also buy here.

5. Unicorn Vegetarian Bento from A Taste of Japan

unicorn vegetarian bento

6. Easter Bento Box from Must Have Mom

easter egg bento



7. Halloween Bento from Cooking Gallery

halloween bento

8.  Snowman Bento from Ameba

snowman bento
You can add Christmas food picks to your bento for a festive look.

9. Spring and Cherry Blossoms Bento from Nadia

spring bento

10. Chick Twins Bento from Mai’s Smile Kitchen

chicks bento
Put some heart food picks anytime in your kids’ lunch to show more love.

11. Cute Animals Bento from Cooking Gallery

animals bento
Used above are colorful reusable silicone cupcake liners that you can also buy here.

12. Hello Kitty Bento from Mai’s Smile Kitchen

hello kitty bento
You can get here the cute animals fruit or food picker like the one used above.


13. Baby Minion Bento from Cooking Gallery

minion bento
Used above are the bee, ladybug and flowers food picks that you can get here.


14. Smurfs Bento from Little Miss Bento

smurfs bento

15. Angry Birds Bento from Cooking Gallery

angry birds bento
Here’s an alternative butterfly food picks to add colors to your food.

I hope you like this round-up list of creative bento lunchboxes. Don’t you wish you can do something like one of these cutest meals?

While you’re here, you can check some bento lunchbox and bento accessories here to create one of those for your kids.


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