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
- sesame seed or seaweed
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.