Last Halloween I thought of surprising my kids with a Halloween bento box for lunch. I didn’t have much inside our refrigerator back then so I had to come up with a simple Halloween-inspired bento without using a lot of ingredients.
The idea just came to me when I saw a rectangular lunch kit that I bought from Saizen. Three Halloween characters (or heads) for the three portions.. why not?
- Cooked Rice
- Oyster Sauce
- UFC Color Crazee Ketchup in Outstanding Orange and GoGo Green
- Nori sheets
- Cheese Slices
- Lunch box
- Silicone Baking Cups
- Bento (carving) knife
- Bento scissors
I made 3 monster heads: Mummy, Jack-o’-lantern, and Frankenstein. I used UFC Color Crazee ketchup to color the rice for Jack-o’-lantern and Frankenstein, and oyster sauce for the mummy, and then I scooped the colored rice into silicone baking cups.
For the details, I looked up some samples on the web. There are tons of spooktacular Halloween bento boxes out there and I couldn’t wait until next Halloween to try another BOOtiful bento again. 🙂
I used nori (cut into desired shapes) for most of the details and then strips of cheese to make mummy bandages and Frankie’s eyes. I used tweezers to set some tiny details, especially the noses.
Creating something is really one of the best feelings in the world, especially when it’s for someone you love. I enjoy my bento-making moments because my kids do appreciate my effort and they admire each and every element I put inside my bento boxes. 🙂
Do you also make bento meals for your kids? 🙂