How to make Max

October 17, 2009

in characters,how-to

How to make Max

[How to make Max from Where the Wild Things Are] (without the crown)
- rice
- ham (or bologna, turkey, etc…)
- sliced cheddar cheese
- seaweed

– 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

1. Make a rice ball and put it in the cupcake cup. (You can put stuff inside the rice ball if you want.)

How to make Max

2. Cut ham with a plastic cap (I used a cap from a can of hair mousse), and put it on the rice.

How to make Max

3. Use a straw to cut ham for his nose.

How to make Max

4. Slice radish (or sliced cheese, or kamaboko, or hard boiled egg white), and cut triangles for his ears.

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I trimmed the top part of ham, but it's not necessary.

5. Cut strips of seaweed and for his hair and whiskers.

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

How to make Moishe

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

How to make Max

6-B. 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 Max

How to make Max

How to make Max

6-C. If you want to make smiling Max (like the one in the picture) use 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.

How to make Max

How to make Max

How to make Max

You can use the top " c " part or just the round part.

How to make Max

...his mother called him "WILD THING!"

*You can cut sliced cheddar cheese to add crown you if you want to make “Max the king of the wild things.”

How to make Max 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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MarieNo Gravatar October 17, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Amazing!!! This is worthy of some sort of international acclaim, no?


Guppy taroNo Gravatar October 19, 2009 at 2:26 am

Wonderful tutorial! I can’t wait for the movie to be released in AUSTRALIA! :D

Do you recommend adding sushi vinegar, sugar and salt to the rice ball or do you think it’s too overpowering?


mymealboxNo Gravatar October 23, 2009 at 7:31 am

Great tutorials, you make it all seems easy, but from my experience the hardest part is always cutting the nori and put them on the face/body parts.


MicaNo Gravatar October 29, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Wow, how long does it take you to make the whole thing from start to finish? I love these! I’m having a birthday/halloween party this saturday and I’m thinking of doing this for the kids. Thanks for such a great tutorial!


BNo Gravatar July 30, 2010 at 10:51 am

I love your how-to posts!! Most bento sites only show the final thing, but these how-to posts are wonderful!!


AngieNo Gravatar April 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Hi there, do you have any suggestions for a vegetarian version of these(something to replace the meat face?) These look so so fun.


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