How to make mini-totoro November 23, 2008Posted by AnnaTheRed in how-to (all), how-to - characters (Ghibli, video game, Wall-E).
Tags: bento, charaben, how-to (all), kyaraben, mini-totoro, my neighbor totoro
Now you can make your own mini-Totoro!
I’m using quail eggs because they sell quail eggs at local supermarkets by where I live. They are about the price of normal egg, so some people might find it expensive. But quail eggs are very good for bento, and I always have them in my fridge. But if you can’t find it, you can use a normal size egg.
[How to make Mini-Totoro]
– quail egg
– sesame seed or seaweed
2. Make a ” V ” incision on the pointy part of an egg.
3. Slice kamaboko, and using a small plastic cap to cut out its eye.
4. Put sesame seed on top of kamaboko, and place them on the egg.
4. Using a hole punch, cut out two seaweed circle pieces, and put seaweed on kamaboko.
5. Put kamaboko on quail egg.
I collect plastic caps now. Any plastic containers I use/can find, I’ll keep the caps. So it’s hard to tell you exactly which “cap” to use… (For mini-Totoro’s eyes, I used the safety cap for insulin syringe which I use for my cat) But I don’t think the size really matters, especially when making the characters from Ghibli films.
I guarantee you that people will go “awwwwww” looking at these little creatures even though they don’t know what they are. 😛