October 19th, 2015
Excerpted with permission from Yummy Kawaii Bento: Preparing Adorable Meals for Adorable Kids by Li Ming Lee. Copyright 2015, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Make a cut in a slice of bread using a bear cutter. Toast your bread on both sides for around a minute in a toaster oven.
Spread on ketchup, tomato paste, or pizza sauce. Add fillings like shaved ham, tuna, or anything you desire. Top with shredded mozzarella cheese. Return to the toaster oven and toast until the cheese melts.
You can also experiment with different sauce bases.
Using a round cutter, cut out a circle from a slice of cheese for the bear’s snout. Cut blueberries in half and use for the bear’s nose. Attach onto the pizza bread using pasta sticks.
Use a nori punch to cut out the bear’s eyes from nori. Cut out a strip of nori using scissors and use tweezers to place it under the bear’s nose for the mouth.