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How to make Emil

October 15, 2009

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How to make Emil

[How to make Emil from Where the Wild Things Are]
- mashed yam
- 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 paper cupcake cup instead. I’ve tried it, and the paper cup handled the moisture pretty well.)
– hole punch
– straw
– round plastic cap

1. Make mashed potato with yam! (Mash boiled yam with butter)

2. Wrap it with plastic wrap, make a small ball, and put it in the cupcake cup.

How to make Emil

3. This isn’t necessary, but you can use a fork to make wavy lines on the yam to make it look like feathers.

How to make Emil

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 Emil

How to make Emil

5. Slice carrot and use a plastic bottle cap to cut out “O” shape and cut it in half for the beak. Stick it on his face.

How to make Emil

How to make Emil

6. Cut sliced cheddar cheese with a plastic cap or big straw (I used a bubble tea straw) for his terrible yellow eyes. And cut out a bigger circle on sliced American cheese.

How to make Emil

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

How to make Emil

7. Cut seaweed out with a hole punch and put it for the eyes.

How to make Emil

How to make Emil

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

How to make Emil 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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