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How to make Bernard

October 15, 2009

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How to make Bernard

[How to make Bernard from Where the Wild Things Are]
- rice
- black sesame seed
- seaweed
- sliced cheese
- radish or white-ish sliced cheese or kamaboko (fish cake), or even left over hard boiled egg white from mashed potato. In other words, you can use any white food!

– cupcake cup (I used foil cupcake cups, but if you need to microwave your food, use a paper cupcake cup instead. I’ve tried it, and the paper cup handled the moisture pretty well.)
– hole punch
– straw
– scissors
– round plastic cap

1. Put plain rice in a bowl, and mix it with black sesame seed (I used ground sesame seed but non-grounded sesame seeds are also fine)

How to make Bernard

2. Make a small rice ball, and put it in a cupcake cup.

How to make Bernard

3. Make a smaller rice ball, and put it on top of the rice ball.

How to make Bernard

4. Slice radish (or sliced cheese, or kamaboko, or hard boiled egg whites), and use a plastic bottle cap to cut out “C” shape for the horn. Stick it on his head.

How to make Bernard

How to make Bernard

5. Cut sliced cheddar cheese with a plastic cap or big straw (I used a bubble tea straw) for his terrible yellow eyes, and cut the top part off. If you don’t have any plastic cap to cut cheese, you can just use a spoon to trim it.

How to make Bernard

If you don't have any plastic cap to cut cheese, you can just use a spoon to trim it.

How to make Bernard

How to make Bernard

6. Cut seaweed into ” V ” and ” l ” shape with scissors. Also cut seaweed into a round shape and cut it in half for his ears. (forgot to take pictures >_<)

How to make Bernard

7. If you have a seaweed cutter for a smiling face like I do, use it to cut out seaweed.

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Tips: If you put very thin paper under seaweed, it's easier to cut the seaweed out.

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7. If you don’t have a special seaweed cutter, cut it freehand with scissors, an cut seaweed out with a hole punch, and put it for the eyes.

How to make Bernard

How to make Bernard

How to make Bernard

How to make Bernard

...and Max said "I'LL EAT YOU UP!!"

*For step 7, if you don’t have access to seaweed, you can use black sesame seeds for the pupils.

How to make Bernard 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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debbie chongNo Gravatar October 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm

you are awesome!

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