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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.

Bunny Rilakkuma Easter Bento

Celebrate Easter Rilakkuma style, with this adorable Rilakkuma Easter Bento! Featuring both Rilakkuma & Kiiroitori dressed up as bunnies, this springtime bento is the perfect Easter surprise for fans of all ages!

 

Bunny Rilakkuma Easter Bento - Learn how to turn Rilakkuma & Kiiroitori into adorable Easter bunnies, using naturally dyed rice, onigiri molds, and hard-boiled eggs. A guaranteed lunchtime hit for Rilakkuma fans of all ages! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {character bento box, kyaraben, rabbit}

Bunny Rilakkuma Easter Bento - Learn how to turn Rilakkuma & Kiiroitori into adorable Easter bunnies, using naturally dyed rice, onigiri molds, and hard-boiled eggs. A guaranteed lunchtime hit for Rilakkuma fans of all ages! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {character bento box, kyaraben, rabbit}

Happy Easter fellow bento lovers! How else would we celebrate here on LAFB but with an irresistible Easter bento box? 😀 This year the Easter Bunny’s brought us an adorable Rilakkuma Easter bento! Because, let’s face it: Rilakkuma dressed up as a bunny is pretty much the cutest thing ever. And don’t forget about Kiiroitori, who’s also joining the celebration sporting his own hard-boiled egg bunny suit. I know, I know, just when you thought Easter couldn’t get any cuter.

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento

Turn your bento into a Hello Kitty pizza party with these adorable mini Hello Kitty Pizzas! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 super cute & easy pizza designs!

 

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

Hello Kitty Pizza Bento - Turn your bento box into a Hello Kitty pizza party! No Hello Kitty fan will be able to resist these 3 fun & easy Hello Kitty pizza designs. Guaranteed lunchtime fun! Get the recipe at: loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

Why have a regular pizza for lunch when you could have a Hello Kitty pizza instead? These mini Hello Kitty pizzas are the perfect fusion of Italian flavors + irresistible charm, and will automatically turn your bento box into a portable Hello Kitty pizza party! Made with fresh ingredients and super easy to customize, these heart-shaped pizzas will receive a standing ovation from any Hello Kitty fan’s stomach!

Christmas Tree Pusheen Bento Box

Make it a Pusheen Christmas for lunch with this Christmas Tree Pusheen Bento Box! Based off the Holiday Pusheen Surprise Blind Box design, this Pusheen is cute and healthy, thanks to the use of naturally dyed rice and egg. Plus, learn how to make colored egg crepes like a a pro with my easy tips & tricks!

 

Christmas Tree Pusheen Bento Box - Based off the Holiday Pusheen Surprise Blind Box design, this festive Pusheen the Cat bento is made from naturally dyed rice & egg. Plus, learn how to make colored egg crepes like a pro with 4 super easy tips & tricks. | loveatfirstbento.com {kyaraben, character bento}

What’s at the top of your Christmas list? For me, it’s most definitely the Holiday Cheer Pusheen Surprise Blind Box (among a multitude of other Pusheen items). I can hardly pick a favorite, they’re all so freaking cute, but my heart spasmed the hardest when I first saw the Christmas Tree Pusheen plush – which, of course, just happens to be the rarest surprise plush. While my chances of unboxing a Christmas Tree Pusheen are slim, I’ve decided to make everyone’s chances of at least receiving it for lunch a 100% guarantee, thanks to this adorable and incredibly festive Christmas Tree Pusheen Bento Box! Made from naturally dyed rice and egg crepe, this Christmastime Pusheen is as fun to make as it is to eat, and the perfect way to infuse your holidays with a little extra dose of Pusheen!   

Candy Cane Sushi Christmas Bento

Upgrade your holiday menu plans with these Candy Cane Sushi Rolls – gorgeously festive uramaki rolls that are 100% vegan, and colored naturally with homemade dyes. Full video tutorial + plenty of tips will have you rolling out festive Christmas sushi in no time!

 

Candy Cane Sushi Rolls - These beautiful uramaki (inside-out) rolls are 100% vegan, and get their colorful stripes from all-natural homemade dyes. Step-by-step video tutorial + tips & tricks will have you rolling out these fun & colorful sushi rolls with ease! Perfect for Christmas bento boxes and holiday party appetizers. | loveatfirstbento.com

Candy Cane Sushi Rolls - These beautiful uramaki (inside-out) rolls are 100% vegan, and get their colorful stripes from all-natural homemade dyes. Step-by-step video tutorial + tips & tricks will have you rolling out these fun & colorful sushi rolls with ease! Perfect for Christmas bento boxes and holiday party appetizers. | loveatfirstbento.com

Confession: I am a self-diagnosed candy cane addict. My symptoms include hoarding candy cane ice cream until my freezer contains more cartons than the store, inhaling peppermint-laced desserts at an unsafe velocity, and withdrawal symptoms come January, once the stores begin the candy cane extirpation process. My addiction is also to blame for these Candy Cane Sushi: brilliantly striped uramaki (inside-out) rolls that are filled with red and green veggies, fresh mint leaves, and enough holiday festiveness to put regular old candy canes to shame. Because who says that sushi can’t be incorporated into the traditional holiday fare?

Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box

It’s a celebration of all things pink & girly with this Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box! This foolproof bento can be made and enjoyed by bento novices & veterans alike, and makes an undeniably perfect lunch for any die-hard Hello Kitty fan.

 

Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box - The perfect lunch for any Hello Kitty fan, this pink & girly bento is so easy to make, it's nearly foolproof, making it perfect for beginner bento makers. Along with step-by-step instructions & video tutorial, find out the amazing tool I use to easily shape perfectly circular rice balls in just 30 seconds!! | loveatfirstbento.com [character bento, kyaraben, charaben, vegetarian]

Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box - The perfect lunch for any Hello Kitty fan, this pink & girly bento is so easy to make, it's nearly foolproof, making it perfect for beginner bento makers. Along with step-by-step instructions & video tutorial, find out the amazing tool I use to easily shape perfectly circular rice balls in just 30 seconds!! | loveatfirstbento.com [character bento, kyaraben, charaben, vegetarian]

Whenever I need a little extra cheer and cuteness in my bento box, there are always two things that I subconsciously gravitate towards: lots of pink, and lots of Hello Kitty. I think it’s safe to say that this Hello Kitty Cherry Bento Box surpasses these requirements, since we have:

  1. Hot pink rice “cherries”, which are colored naturally with beet powder.
  2. Cute Hello Kitty faces that will make you swoon with every glance.

 

And, with the right tools, this character bento box is as easy as cherry pie to make; it’s easy enough for a complete novice to pull off, and also makes for a quick and simple lunch that any bento veteran can whip up in no time. Because, let’s face it: cute shouldn’t have to be difficult. 😉

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. 

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