Good Luck Care Bear bento

care bear bento

care bear bento

I’m picking up the 80’s cartoon character theme again, but tying it in with St Patrick’s Day, with a Good Luck Care Bear!

Care Bears were among my favourite cartoons/toys as a kid, along with My Little Pony. I used to have a ceramic pomander of Cheer Bear (the one with the rainbow on his tummy) on my dressing table. I wonder what ever happened to him. I can almost remember the exact smell of the Pot Pourri inside!

Good Luck Bear has a Shamrock on his tummy and seeing as I didn’t get to do any shamrocks yesterday because I was rushing around and ran out of time, I thought it would be a good one to do. It was especially nice this evening to have a stress free creative evening playing with the food and cutters.

I had some green rice left over from yesterday so I used that as a background for the Care Bear and bordered it with spinach. The Care Bear is made out of Cucumber. Special thanks to Bentolicious for showing us we can use cucumber skin effectively to make shapes as seen on this very cute froggies bento as I hadn’t considered using cucumber in this way before!

His tummy, muzzle and eyes are egg white with nori detail.  The rest of the bento is made up of Surimi crabsticks, fashioned into a chequerboard style, pasta and sweetcorn, egg, carrots, cucumber. To finish, pineapple on food picks and apple flowers.

I used this image here on stampaffair.com

From Wikipedia: “Care Bears are a set of characters created by American Greetings in 1981 for use on greeting cards. The original artwork for the cards was painted by artist Elena Kucharik. The Care Bears appeared in their own television series from 1985 to 1988, in addition to three feature films: The Care Bears Movie (1985), Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation (1986), and The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987).” See the full wikipedia entry here

I remember going to see “The Care Bears Movie”! I must have been about 5 or 6 years old! Now I really am showing my age LOL

5 thoughts on “Good Luck Care Bear bento

  1. Oh my gosh, I loved Care Bears as a kid! And your rendition is perfect too, did you have a template to cut the body or just wing it? 🙂

  2. Hiya Katy, thanks! I used a picture to copy from (the link to the pic is in
    the post), and because it was late at night I didn't want to use my noisy
    printer in case it woke the kids up. So I sketched it first and then did the
    cutting of the cucumber skin free hand/copying from the sketch. It helps
    that the Tummy and Muzzle are roud, so I was able to just slice the ends off
    a hard boiled egg for those bits :o)

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