How to make mini-totoro

November 23, 2008

in characters,how-to

Now you can make your own mini-Totoro!

I’m using quail eggs because they sell quail eggs at local supermarkets by where I live. They cost about the same as normal eggs, so some people might find them expensive. Quail eggs are very good for bento, and I always have them in my fridge. If you can’t find it, you can use a normal sized egg.

[How to make Mini-Totoro]
- quail egg
- kamaboko
- sesame seed or seaweed

1. Boil a quail egg, and peel it.

2. Make a ” V ” incision on the pointy part of the egg.

3. Slice kamaboko, and using a small plastic cap to cut out its eye.

4. Put a sesame seed on top of each piece of kamaboko, and place them on the egg.
4. Using a hole punch, cut out two seaweed circle pieces, and put them onto the kamaboko.

5. Put kamaboko on the quail egg.

I collect plastic caps now. I keep the caps from any plastic containers I use/find. It’s hard to tell you exactly which “cap” to use… (For mini-Totoro’s eyes, I used the safety cap for insulin syringes which I use for my cat) But I don’t think the size really matters, especially when making the characters from Ghibli films.
I guarantee you that people will go “awwwwww” looking at these little creatures even though they don’t know what they are. :P

You can also check out more “how-to’s” on my blog and my flickr.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

alafistaNo Gravatar December 23, 2008 at 6:55 am

Oh wow these are so cute. I shall try them out soon.


ErikaNo Gravatar December 30, 2008 at 8:18 am

Wow you are sooo talented!


reneNo Gravatar February 22, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Really cute! How do you get the fish cake eyes to stay on the quail egg? Does it just stick or do you use something to make it stick?


MuffinQueenx3No Gravatar April 13, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Hmm….maybe these kind of foods are at my thai store. >.>


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