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temarizushi bentos by children

October 14, 2013

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I had the absolute joy of leading a cooking elective for a group of 8 to 12 year old kids on a camp over the recent school holidays.

The brief was simple enough – to demonstrate a gluten and nut free recipe that the kids would be able to get their hands into and make themselves later! There wasn’t much to the site, a few tables and a sink. We had a microwave and a little group of helpers to make sure that everyone knew what to do, and the kids had an amazing time.

(To be fair, they were shoveling handfuls of tuna, seaweed and rice into their mouths by the end of the class, but everyone had finished their bentos by then so no harm done!)

Some of the kids let me take a quick picture of their finished product, and that’s pretty much what this post is about today. I love the whimsy, the artfulness and the slight crazy of these bentos and they remind me so much of the joy of the childrens’ faces when they were done. I hope you like them as much as I do (and if you’d like the recipe for the sushi & the pickled carrots, you can get it here!)


  • #1
    October 15th, 2013

    It looks like some of the kids’ bento boxes have faces on their balls of rice haha if food looks like this (fun but little do they know healthy) I’m sure the kids would have no worries eating it!

  • #2
    October 15th, 2013

    Too cute! Bento boxes make lunch so much more fun.

  • #3
    October 15th, 2013

    naww the photos are so cute! I bet the kids loved it!

  • #4
    October 15th, 2013

    I’m grinning from ear to ear looking at the bento. Never work with animals or children? Rubbish.

  • #5
    October 17th, 2013

    These are just so gorgeous! I love the one that is winking at me!

Shez