Bento Picks Present

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Today I received an amazing and really sweet parcel from the lovely and talent Cristi over at BentOnBetterLunches.

The parcel contained some great bento picks and there was a huge variety so I can’t wait to use them!

There included some lightsabers, a domo-kun, some sweets, a great bunch of Halloween picks and even some little naughty ones 😉

So a huge thanks to Cristi!

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Early Christmas bento shopping!

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It may be a little early in the year for a Christmas post as we haven’t even celebrated Halloween yet!!

But never mind, today while shopping I found these really cute Christmas bun cases, you get 18 for £3.99.

By now you should know bun cases translate as bento divider cups in my language 🙂

Handmade Bento picks for sale

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I made these bento picks today and decided to see if people were interested in buying them.

They are pink and black wood effect ume blossom picks ( ume is a type of Japanese fruit often likened to plum).

I will be selling them in sets of 3, my main question, if people are interested, how much would you be willing to pay for them?

DIY bento picks/cupcake toppers and tutorial

Everybody likes food that looks good, and it’s even more important to make food look fun and exciting if you have a child who is picky with what they will eat. A great and simple way to dress up their food is with bento picks!

There are so many different styles of picks available ranging from Hello Kitty and Pokémon to special occasion picks like birthdays or Valentine’s, but want to make your child’s lunch even more special and unique? Make your own thrifty, bento picks!

All you need is some Jibbitz,buttons or other small charms, some cheap combs or food picks and a glue gun or food safe superglue!

Here is a quick video on how to make them yourself :
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If you don’t want to watch the video here is a quick run down of the steps:

1. Collect as many Jibbitz or buttons as you want ( bright or character buttons are best!)

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2. Collect some cheap food picks or combs.

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3. If the picks have more than one prong cut them off, if using a comb cut off the teeth.

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4. Use a glue gun or food safe glue to attach the pick to the Jibbit/ button.

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5. Marvel at your unique and awesome bento picks!

And here are some of the bento picks I have made using buttons 🙂

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If you make some I’d love to see them so please leave a comment linking to your picks 🙂

And a HUGE thank you to Mummy’s Marvellous Munches for the Jibbitz idea!

Bento dividers and nori punches

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So here are some bento accessories I bought today a while ago 🙂
Some heart shaped cup dividers which were £1 for six from poundland.
The two punches were £2.49 each from a craft store in Prince’s quay shopping centre in Hull