After shaping a round rice ball with some cling film, wrap the rice ball with the red part of the imitation crab sticks and some nori seaweed.
Cut 2 small circles out of the sliced cheese to create the eyes. You can either use a skewer to cut them out, or punch them out with a fat straw. Make the pupils and spots with some circles punched out of a sheet of nori seaweed.
Stick all of the separate parts on to the ladybird to complete.
Try making some laughing ladybirds or packing in some friends, just have fun making them.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is an original recipe that I use for my kid's bento boxes. If you don't have any sliced cheese then feel free to use the white part of the imitation crab stick. Just use whatever you have.
-Adjust the amount of rice used to the appetite of the child eating this bento. -If the nori seaweed or cheese looks like it's going to come off, fix it in place with a dab of mayonnaise or honey. -If you put the onigiri rice ball in a bento cup after completing Step 1, it will be easier to transfer into the bento box.