Paper Mario bento

0 Posted by - April 12, 2010 - Bento Art, Lunch bento

It’s been a while again since my last post. I’ve prepared several bento from last week so I can write about them in coming days.

Since I’ve made my Mario theme halloween bento in October last year I always wanted to make the Mario himself. Several months ago I didn’t think that I could do it but right now I think that I can make any characters in the world. The key is finding a good picture and then making a good planning ahead.

Paper Mario bento

So I made this bento as a tribute to Mario and all Mario fans out there. I always feel nostalgic when I look at the character, remembering happy memories of the past and the inspiration it gave me until today for its charm, fantasy, humor, and all sorts of good emotions. I still have an unfinished Mario Galaxy but with all sorts of other life activities I just don’t have some spare time to play it.

Anyway, the Paper Mario was made with five different colors egg sheets, cut with art knife and assembled together. It’s very easy compared to my other kyaraben since basically it only contain two layers (the third layer just an “M” letter on the hat). The bonus point was there’s no nori involved ^_^

I also wanted to add more Mario theme decorations so I made a simple fire flower from a half cherry tomato, cheese slice, sesame seeds for eyes, and edamame pods for the leaves.  I still have room for more and extra cheese so I added the invisibility star cut with vegetable cutter and also used sesame seeds for the eyes.

Fire flower and Star

For the bento filling, I put two homemade pork and shrimp meatballs (entire families’ favorite) decorated with animal food picks, broccoli chunks, cucumber (below the fire flower), and baby corns.