|Some of the basic bento tools included a tweezer, a puncher, paring knife, mini scissors, cutting board and bento picks.|
|The process of making it does needs some creativity. Thank God for IG and Pinterest where we can get inspiration from.|
|My Bento box with my prize! A succulent was given to the most creative bento box from each table.|
|My BFF and I with our Bento boxes for our boys.|
I was so pumped up and inspired after the workshop and it does take time to master everything. Practice makes perfect as they say. Now, at first my son got freaked out when I brought home the Bento box that I did that he did not eat it. I felt all my effort fell into pieces, but persevere as they say. He did not want see animal faces, did not want vegetables and even nori. So, even if I wanted to get more creative I had to hold myself and start slow, until one day, he was the one that told me he is fine seeing 'seaweed' in his food. He started to get excited about his daily 'baon' and in the long run volunteered to help me decorate his Bento box. He is also a picky eater, have I forgotten to tell you? With our Bento journey, it also slowly helped him explore outside his usual menu of Spaghetti, Ginning, Chicken Nuggets and Fish fillet.
|The very first Bento Baon after the workshop.|
|Giniling with Plain rice. No decoration whatsoever, just Car picks , coloured silicon cupcake moulds and make believe grass. There are online sellers and some bento tools are available in Daiso.|
|Creamy Spaghetti with BBQ Cheese sandwhich.|
|Nuggets with Larry the dog.|
|This was supposed to be a bunny that somehow looked like a Cat. He loved it anyway.|
|Let's play ball!|
Bento making is one of my love languages for my son. I really try to set aside time for this. It used to be everyday, but due to some constraints, I make it a point to have a Bento box for him every Monday. I love doing it and I'm happy that it is something that he looks forward to.