“I have to make her food look like something she recognizes,” said Ms. Chen, 42, a stay-at-home mother in San Leandro, Calif. “If her boiled egg is shaped like a bunny and it is holding a baby carrot, she’ll eat it.” – NYT article on bento boxes.

Chicken Bento

Elephant Bento

I personally don’t have the patience to make them but they’re awfully interesting to look at. Top two pics from pikkopots, and luckysundae. Also check out mayu-family’s bento set on flickr. Lots of cute ones!