Resource List

Bentos for Busy Mornings (pp. 12-41)
Extra-Special Bentos (pp. 42-71)
Bentos for All Seasons (pp. 72-93)
Bentos for Grown-ups (pp. 94-118)

Bentos for Busy Mornings

Bear Cub Bento (p. 14)

  • Two-tier panda bento box – Amazon
  • Large bear cutter – Ikea
  • Round silicone baking cup – Amazon
  • Small acorn cutter – Amazon

Build-It-Yourself Pizza (p. 16)

  • Two-tier bento box – Daiso
  • Round silicone baking cups – Amazon
  • Small, lidded container that will fit inside the bento box – Daiso

Butterfly Bento (p. 18)

Breakfast for Lunch (p. 20)

Under the Big Top Bento Box (p. 22)

Silly Faces Bento Box (p. 24)

Dinosaur Bento Box (p. 26)

  • EasyLunchboxes bento box – Amazon
  • Dinosaur cutter – Amazon (these are also commonly available at grocery and big box stores)
  • Food-safe marker – Amazon

Healthy, Homemade Cheese and Crackers (p. 28)

Rainbow Bento (p. 30)

Rock ’n’ Roll Bento (p. 32)

Space Bento Box (p. 34)

Star Wars Bento Box (p. 36)

Superstar Bento Box (p. 38)

Choo-Choo Train Bento (p. 40)

  • Two-tier bento box – Daiso (similar box at All Things for Sale)
  • Lidded, suitcase-shaped silicone cup – All Things for Sale
  • Train cutter – Amazon
  • Small and Extra-small circle cutter – Amazon
  • Extra-small star cutter – Amazon

Extra-Special Bentos

Ballerina Bento Box (p. 44)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Ballet Shoe Template – Download
  • Pink bow decorative picks – All Things for Sale
  • Small heart cutter – Amazon
  • Heart-shaped silicone baking cup – Amazon

Little Car Bento (p. 46)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Liquid food coloring – Amazon
  • Car-shaped egg mold – All Things for Sale
  • Small house cutter – All Things for Sale

Puppy Dog (p. 48)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Large circle cutter – Amazon
  • Small circle cutter – Amazon
  • Extra-small oval cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Extra-small triangle cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Extra-small crescent cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Round silicone baking cup – Amazon
  • Bone-shaped cutter – Amazon
  • Fire-hydrant cutter – Amazon
  • Dog-shaped food divider – All Things for Sale

On the Farm (p. 50)

  • PlanetBox Rover – PlanetBox
  • Extra-small flower cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Black food-safe marker – Amazon
  • Pig-shaped silicone baking cup – All Things for Sale
  • Small cow cutter – Amazon
  • CuteZCute Animal Friends Cutter and Stamp Kit – Amazon

Building Bricks Bento Box (p. 52)

  • Two-tier building-brick bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Small circle cutter – Amazon
  • Small building-brick sauce container – All Things for Sale
  • Building brick fork – All Things for Sale

Cat and Mouse Bento (p. 54)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Small metal measuring spoon
  • Triangle-shaped silicone baking cup – All Things for Sale
  • Icing eyes
  • Extra-small circle cutter

Under the Sea Bento (p. 56)

  • PlanetBox Rover – PlanetBox
  • Paring knife
  • Medium and small star cutters
  • Kitchen shears
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Whale tail tortilla chips – Whale Tails Chips

Pretty Princess Bento Box (p. 58)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Crown cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Jewel decorative picks – All Things for Sale
  • Frog cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Star cutter

Robot Bento Box (p. 60)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Extra-small circle cutter
  • Black, red, green, and blue food-safe markers
  • Small sauce container – All Things for Sale
  • Robot rubber stamp – Paper Source
  • Robot decorative pick – All Things for Sale
  • Square silicone baking cup

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Bento Box (p. 62)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Red and black food-safe markers
  • Bow decorative pick – All Things for Sale
  • Small flower cutter
  • Jewel decorative picks – All Things for Sale

Hip to Be Square (p. 64)

  • Two-tier bento box
  • quare silicone baking cups
  • Washi tape – Martha Stewart

Superhero Bento (p. 66)

  • Laptop Lunches Bento Lunch Box – Laptop Lunches
  • Mask template – Download
  • Extra-small star cutter
  • Star-shaped silicone baking cup – All Things for Sale

Rainbow Bento Box for a Toddler (p. 68)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Blue food coloring
  • Star-shaped rice mold – All Things for Sale
  • Nori face punch – All Things for Sale
  • Round silicone baking cups

Woodland Bento Box (p. 70)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Hedgehog cutter – IKEA
  • Small circle cutter
  • Black food-safe marker
  • Small squirrel cutter
  • Extra-small flower cutter
  • Extra-small circle cutter

Bentos for All Seasons

Lovey-Dovey Lunch (p. 74)

  • Laptop Lunches Bento Lunch Box – Laptop Lunches
  • Small wedge-shaped silicone cup – All Things for Sale
  • Small heart cutter
  • Large heart cutter

Bunny Bento (p. 76)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Rabbit-shaped silicone mold
  • Nori face punch – All Things for Sale
  • Bunny-shaped egg mold – All Things for Sale
  • Round silicone baking cup

Flower Bouquet Bento Box (p. 78)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Round silicone baking cup
  • Flower cutters in various sizes

First Day of School Bento (p. 80)

  • PlanetBox Rover – PlanetBox
  • Small alphabet cutters – All Things for Sale
  • Bus stamping-cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Alphabet decorative picks – All Things for Sale

Autumn Leaf Bento (p. 82)

Halloween Bento Box (p. 84)

  • Single-tier bento box with three sections
  • Small pumpkin cutter – Amazon
  • Witch decorative pick
  • Large pumpkin cutter
  • Jack-o’-lantern eye and mouth cutters
  • Plastic spider ring

Snowman Bento Box (p. 86)

  • Two-tier bento box with divider
  • Small circle cutter
  • Small house cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Black and orange food-safe markers
  • Snowman decorative pick

Gingerbread Man Bento (p. 88)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Gingerbread man cutter
  • Extra-small circle cutter or drinking straw – All Things for Sale
  • Extra-small bow-tie cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Silicone food divider – All Things for Sale
  • Gingerbread man decorative pick

Christmas Tree Bento (p. 90)

  • Two-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Small candy cane cutter
  • Red food-safe marker
  • Christmas tree decorative pick
  • Small star cutter
  • Extra-small star cutter

Christmas Gift Bento Box (p. 92)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Round silicone baking cup
  • Santa decorative pick
  • Reindeer decorative pick

Bentos for Grown-ups

Antipasti Bento (p. 96)

  • monbento Original Bento Box, in green – Amazon
  • Wilton square silicone baking cups – Amazon

Artful Leftovers (p. 98)

Cheese Plate Bento Box (p. 100)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale

Family Picnic Bento (p. 102)

  • Oots! Lunchbox Deluxe

Flower Garden Bento (p. 104)

Bagel and Lox Bento (p. 106)

  • Mr. Bento
  • 1-tablespoon kitchen scoop
  • Round silicone baking cup
  • Small wedge-shaped silicone cup – All Things for Sale

Pinwheels (p. 108)

  • Single-tier bento box – All Things for Sale
  • Round silicone baking cup

Pretty Salad Bento Box (p. 110)

  • Laptop Lunches – Laptop Lunches
  • Small metal flower cutter – All Things for Sale
  • Small, lidded sauce cup

Sausage and Salad Bento (p. 112)

  • Single-tier bento box with inner containers – All Things for Sale
  • Small, lidded sauce cup – All Things for Sale
  • Medium star cutter

Savory Bread Pudding Bento (p. 114)

  • Single-tier bento box –
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Two square silicone baking cups
  • Small heart cutter

Tiny Sandwiches (p. 116)

  • Single-tier bento box
  • Flower decorative pick – All Things for Sale
  • Flower-shaped silicone food dividers – All Things for Sale

Stripy Bento (p. 118)

  • Two-tier bento box with divider
  • Small, lidded container – All Things for Sale

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