Our 5th graders have been busy turning lunch into an art form, with these deliciously crafted Bento Boxes. We spent time admiring the art of Japanese cuisine through the preparation and arrangement of these lovable, yummy bento boxes. An equal amount of time and care went into planning and preparing our food items using materials like; construction paper, tissue paper, foam, felt, and yarn. Beauty is an essential ingredient in any traditional Japanese meal. Our 5th graders kept this in mind as they captured the color and textures of each individual food item.
Students used their favorite foods and imagery to create a bento boxes that explored their individuality.
The Japanese believe that you eat with your eyes first! Enjoy these works of art created by our 5th grade artists.
Who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a lunch filled with so much color, texture, and of course love!
Hungry for more? Come back next week for additional photos.
It was fun seeing what “award” each student got for their Bento Box creations! We used this token response, art critique game, to look at, and talk about each others work. Students won awards for such things as;