Ever since I entered my popsicle bento into Hapa Bento's BOMB for June I have been thinking about Hello Kitty buried in the sand. Since the theme is beach I thought Hello Kitty needed a little R&R at the beach.
I found this cute Hello Kitty tin at the local Hobby Lobby and thought I would make a cute bento with it. Unfortunately it is not sealed tight so whatever I put in there has to not leak. I did take and place a piece of wax paper inside to help contain any possible leaks. Now for what is in there. Under the couscous sand is a couscous salad made with bell pepper, tomato, onion, greek seasoning, feta cheese, cucumber and lemon juice.
I hand shaped Hello Kitty's face and paws. I do not have a rice mold for that...yet. I do plan on buying one but I have been holding off on spending money on bento. I had to rein myself in before I spent every dime I had on bento's. I also hand cut the nori and added a sweet potato flower.
On the other side I added a red pepper surf board with cheese strip and some shells from a 100 Calorie Pack of Fudge Petites. The kid said he like the way everything looked except for the shells. Oh well I know how tasty they are. I can't believe I am entering a second time, but I love the summer beach theme and had to get it out of my system.