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A collection of all the cute & delicious bento box recipes & tutorials created on Love At First Bento. You’ll find cute bento boxes, character bento boxes (AKA kyaraben), and elegant bento boxes. Every bento box includes step by step instructions, a video tutorial, and plenty of tips for creating beautiful bento lunch boxes like a pro.

Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box

Experience the fun of Pusheen Surprise Boxes in your lunch, thanks to this Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box! Find out the one essential tool I use to easily shape Candy Corn & Frankenstein Pusheen out of rice – it does 95% of the work for you!

 

Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box - Now you can experience the fun of the Halloween Pusheen Surprise Box in your lunch, thanks to this cute & festive character bento box! Learn step-by-step how to make Candy Corn Pusheen & Frankenstein Pusheen using a rice mold + all natural dyes - video tutorial included! | loveatfirstbento.com

Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box - Now you can experience the fun of the Halloween Pusheen Surprise Box in your lunch, thanks to this cute & festive character bento box! Learn step-by-step how to make Candy Corn Pusheen & Frankenstein Pusheen using a rice mold + all natural dyes - video tutorial included! | loveatfirstbento.com

Have you got your hands on a Halloween Pusheen Surprise Plush yet? Ever since the Halloween “Trick or Treats!” series was revealed, I have been dying to add the Candy Corn Pusheen to my plush collection. So far, my Pusheen wishes have not yet been fulfilled; my one and only surprise box contained Mummy Pusheen (which I still totally love <3). Relentless in my pursuit, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make edible versions of my favorite Halloween Pusheens; the result is this Halloween Pusheen Surprise Bento Box, which features none other than the elusive Candy Corn Pusheen and Frankenstein Pusheen (AKA “Frankensheen”). This bento will make you OD on cute. How do I know? Let’s just say this post is being written from up in Pusheen Heaven. 

Halloween Pikachu Character Bento Box

Prepare for trouble & make it double with this Halloween Pikachu Bento Box! Learn how to turn rice the perfect “Pikachu yellow”, + tips & easy-to-follow instructions for shaping rice like a pro.

 

Halloween Pikachu Bento Box - Celebrate Halloween Pokemon style by making this adorable Halloween Pikachu character bento! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial reveal how to get perfectly yellow rice & easily shape your rice into the perfect Pikachu. | loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, lunch, onigiri}

Halloween Pikachu Bento Box - Celebrate Halloween Pokemon style by making this adorable Halloween Pikachu character bento! Step-by-step instructions + video tutorial reveal how to get perfectly yellow rice & easily shape your rice into the perfect Pikachu. | loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, lunch, onigiri}

Can you believe Halloween is just under one week away? Back when I still went trick or treating (which, I am mildly ashamed to admit, was not that long ago), this would be about the time that my sister and I actually started putting together our costumes, which were either an eclectic mix of Value Village finds + old dance costumes, or recycled cosplay costumes that no one except anime fans could recognize. While I may not be dressing up as anything for Halloween this year, I did take the liberty of dressing up Pikachu in this super cute Halloween Pikachu Bento Box (which, I can assure you, is 1 million times cuter than anything I could’ve possibly worn). It’s a bento that serves as undeniable proof that Halloween + Pokemon should be on everyone’s trick-or-treating agenda (because squealing your vocal cords raw at Pokemon in costumes beats carving pumpkins any day, imo).   

Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box

Unleash your inner moon princess by making Sailor Moon Noodles! Featuring super easy, 100% naturally colored pink noodles that look gorgeous in any bento box!

 

Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box - Learn exactly how to make this gorgeous character bento box that's fit for a moon princess! Featuring super easy naturally colored pink noodles, an edible mini Moon Stick, and an easy-to-follow video tutorial. Get the recipe at loveatfirstbento.com

Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box - Learn exactly how to make this gorgeous character bento box that's fit for a moon princess! Featuring super easy naturally colored pink noodles, an edible mini Moon Stick, and an easy-to-follow video tutorial. Get the recipe at loveatfirstbento.com

Okay, for reals: if this Sailor Moon Noodles Bento Box doesn’t have you shouting “moon prism power!” from the rooftops for all to hear in your very best pretty sailor soldier voice, then I haven’t done my job right. As a Sailor Moon superfan, I took it upon myself to produce the most elegant, magical girl infused bento box I possibly could, one that was a true ode to the celestial elegance that is Sailor Moon, that radiated edible powers of love and justice that no mortal being could resist. Just as Sailor Moon takes “cute and girly” to a whole new level of refinement, I too aimed to make this a bento that celebrated the cute side of femininity, that elevated all things pink to a “rose gold” tier of sophistication. I truly believe Sailor Moon noodles accomplish just that.   

Witch Pusheen Halloween Bento Box

This Witch Pusheen Bento Box is proof that Halloween can be scarily cute! Plus, I reveal 2 kitchen “magic tricks” that make preparing this bento way quicker and easier.

 

Witch Pusheen Halloween Bento Box - Make a Halloween lunch that's so cute, it's scary, thanks to the always adorable Pusheen the Cat! You won't be able to guess the 2 kitchen "magic tricks" used to make preparing this bento way faster & easier. Get the step-by-step instructions + video tutorial for this bento at: loveatfirstbento.com | charaben, kyaraben, character bento

Witch Pusheen Halloween Bento Box - Make a Halloween lunch that's so cute, it's scary, thanks to the always adorable Pusheen the Cat! You won't be able to guess the 2 kitchen "magic tricks" used to make preparing this bento way faster & easier. Get the step-by-step instructions + video tutorial for this bento at: loveatfirstbento.com | charaben, kyaraben, character bento

Okay, so I know Halloween is supposed to be all about “scary stuff” – creepy monsters, blood-sucking vampires, cackling witches – but who said it can’t also be a cute holiday? A holiday that, rather than scaring you with monsters, scares you with the physiological side effects that high-degree cuteness can produce (I’m talking heart-stopping, bone-crumbling, blood enters a fangirling-earthquake state kind of cuteness)? Through the power of bentos, I am determined to prove to everyone just how “scary cute” Halloween can be. We got off to a great start with the Candy Corn Onigiri. But Halloween cuteness just seriously leveled up thanks to this Witch Pusheen Bento Box.

Milk & Cookies Bento Box (+ How to dye food blue)

Take your lunch to all new levels of cute with this Milk & Cookies Bento Box! Plus, learn how to make all natural blue food dye from scratch (spoiler alert: it takes less than 10 seconds).

 

Milk & Cookies Bento Box - Made from rice and potato korokke, this milk & cookies bento box may just be the cutest lunch ever! Find out the secret kitchen hack used to easily shape the rice, + how to dye food blue NATURALLY in under 10 seconds | loveatfirstbento.com

I don’t think there exists a person who doesn’t love milk and cookies. Is it even possible? I’m not sure our genetics allows for such an anomaly; it’s like evolution naturally selected for humankind’s fondness of this nostalgic childhood treat. But no amount of evolution could prepare you for the cuteness that is this milk & cookies bento box – it’s cuteness of the highest, most lethal order, and it will melt your brain into a puddle of disabled neurons. (And that itty bitty little straw sticking out of the milk = finishing blow. Totally KO’d.) 

Fall Hello Kitty Mosaic Bento Box

Revel in the cuteness of red, orange, & yellow with this Fall Hello Kitty Mosaic Bento Box. With my easy tips for making a seamless mosaic bento, anyone can make this beautiful autumn lunch!

 

Fall Hello Kitty Mosaic Bento Box - This step-by-step recipe tutorial can be mastered by anyone, thanks to these 3 simple tips! A beautiful bento box lunch that's perfect for Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Get the recipe (with video tutorial) by visiting loveatfirstbento.com | autumn, kyaraben, character bento

Fall Hello Kitty Mosaic Bento Box - This step-by-step recipe tutorial can be mastered by anyone, thanks to these 3 simple tips! A beautiful bento box lunch that's perfect for Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Get the recipe (with video tutorial) by visiting loveatfirstbento.com | autumn, kyaraben, character bento

I know – my fall color obsession is now officially a problem. Combine that with my obsession for all things Hello Kitty, and things might just be out of control. But if out of control looks anything like this fall Hello Kitty mosaic bento box, then SIGN ME UP, because red, orange, and yellow should always be this freakin’ cute.

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