â€œHickory Dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clockâ€¦â€. This is the nursery rhythm that my elder boy keeps singing lately. His school is teaching the kids to recognize time currently and I think that is why this nursery rhythm comes into picture.
JYâ€™s bento today was made based on this nursery rhythm. Last night before he went to bed, he asked if I could make him a Hickory Dickory dock bento. Just for fun I asked him how he will make a Hickory Dickory dock bento if he was to make one. To my surprised, he told me all the details including the ingredients to use!
This was what he listed out:
1. A round shape butter sandwich as the clock with seaweed as the numbers and the arms.
2. A sausage mouse with spaghetti for the whiskers and seaweed for the facial detail, and something for the tail (this was exactly how he mentioned it).
3. The mouse on top of the clock, and a dog below the clock (I wonder why the dog came into picture).
4. The phrase â€œHickory Dickory dockâ€ cut out from cheese.
All right, that saved me a lot of time to think of what I should do. Anyway, item 4 is definitely out as there won’t be enough space in the bento to accommodate that.
So that was how his bento looked like.
I made a simplified version of the clock with just the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 as I had to cut all these free hand.
I used the cute balloon string food pick for the tail of the mouse while the rest of the detail was just like what JY described.
As for the dog, I did a lazy job by using a cute doggie food pick on dried prunes.
To fill up the rest of the empty spaces in bento box, I put three skewers of boiled endamame.
I photographed the bento with the cute little plush kitten, and now I had everything â€“ a mouse, a cat and a dog besides the clock!
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