How to make sheep rice ball

August 13, 2009

in characters,how-to

My day job, an online card game did a HUGE system update for the game about a week ago. So I’ve been online, writing emails, checking for bugs, chatting with the Japanese developers (the game is originally a Japanese game, my company brought it over to the U.S.) days and nights… and I just couldn’t make the time to update my blog. T_T

Anyway, I still wanted to do a how-to on something simple, so I was looking at my old bento, and decided to do this one. This is something I made for my only original bento “Farm bento.” It’s sooo easy and you don’t need too many ingredients, and with right tools, it’s even easier!

I made this bento a long time ago. The sheep are on the left side.

[How to make sheep rice ball]
- sticky rice (Any regular Japanese or Korean rice is “sticky rice”)
- ham (or cheddar cheese)
- seaweed
- *cheese
- *anything you want to put in the rice ball
– *hole punch


1. Make a rice ball. (you can put anything you want inside rice ball) Don’t hold the rice ball too tightly when you’re making it. It makes the sheep look fluffier that way.

2. Cut ham (or cheddar cheese) for the face part. I used a round bottle cap to cut the ham first, and cut the sides of the circle off. I also cut cheese in the same shape as the ham. It makes the ham to stand out a bit more, but this is optional.

3. Cut ham (and cheese if you like) for the ear parts.

4. Cut seaweed for the eyes. I used a hole punch to make a hole in the seaweed, then slide the punch a little bit and punched it again to make ” C ” shaped seaweed.

Punch a hole in the seaweed...

...then slide the punch a little bit...

...and punched it again...

Then you get " C " shaped seaweed. (and a circle)

Baa baa

Good thing about this sheep is that you can make them big or small. You can make one big one, or herd of small ones!

How to make sheep rice ball on my flickr

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!

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~Rachel~No Gravatar August 13, 2009 at 3:44 am

The sheep look so lovely.. thank for sharing..^_^


lubyNo Gravatar August 13, 2009 at 5:13 am

le pecorelle!!!!
che meraviglia!!!!!!!!!!!!!
anche io le vogliooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
complimenti alla fantasia!


ExodusNo Gravatar August 13, 2009 at 6:46 am

your sheep are soooooooooooo adorable! xD thank you for posting!


Wendy LeowNo Gravatar August 13, 2009 at 8:58 am



RyokoNo Gravatar August 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Very cute :3 I love it!


OlieNNo Gravatar August 15, 2009 at 12:07 am

You’re so genious!! I always spending hours just to read your blog. Even you can made a lot of cutie bento without expensive bento-stuff. So great!! Btw, sorry my english isn’t very good :)


astrorainfallNo Gravatar August 17, 2009 at 5:37 am

Wow…. you really are good with the little details. The eyes of the sheep are so awwwww cute…. well done!


fossettesNo Gravatar August 20, 2009 at 9:33 am

so cute!


HeidiNo Gravatar August 25, 2009 at 2:33 am

OK, I have loved looking at the cute little sheep for the last week and a half. I would however like to request a new post.

You see, you are in my daily rotation of awesome blogs to visit. I look forward to that time of day to see the very creative, cute, cool, quirky, original, edible artwork that you make. So, for purely selfish reasons, I say….


You are a bright spot to mine and many other people’s day. Please make a new post. :)

Sorry I don’t leave more comments…maybe you won’t want me to after this one…lol


AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar August 25, 2009 at 2:15 pm

I know I’ve gotten busier and lazier! (Being busy when you’re already lazy is not a good thing…)
Sorry! >_<
I hope I can make a bento post this week!


veganfNo Gravatar August 27, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Really cute. I’ll have to try the sheep this fall for the oldest who loves that sort of stuff in his lunches.


VeronikaNo Gravatar February 26, 2010 at 4:28 pm


Thanks for the tutorial


Patricia de PovedaNo Gravatar May 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Congratulations!! This page rules! I will definitely use the how to’s to cook for my family!!
Thank you for sharing these great ideas!!


CutieNo Gravatar September 8, 2012 at 7:24 am

Aww you made such a nice sheep rice balls try to add the Indian crunched papads to them it I’ll taste really good and thanks for helping


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