Combining food with animals is one of my favourite kawaii themes and I’m always happy to spot them. Here’s a round-up of shopping picks, crafts and recipes with cute food animals – or foodimals!
Let’s start with shopping picks as The Pusheen Shop (US) has some super sweet new plush with Pusheen as a cookie, tirimasu and a bag of meowshmallows! The bag has such a fun design and there’s 3 removable mini plush inside. The Spring Pusheen Box & Cat Kit also have a bakery theme, if you need even more Pusheen treats in you life.
Abbey and Bear (UK) is full of cute animal illustrations that are available as mini prints, sticker sheets and more. I really love the frozen treats, pizzas and cakes but I’m picking out these animal bento prints as there’s so many cute details.
Little Blue Seal (AU) makes the most adorable little sculptures, focusing mainly on seals. They come in all kinds of colours and varieties including some food combos. These ice cream seals will be available soon so follow their Instagram for updates, or you can pick up some chocolate seals, hot cross bunnies and more right now.
There are so many animal food crochet patterns on Etsy that it was hard to pick just one shop but I’m going with chick & duck yarnworks (US) and their Tartles! That’s turtle tarts of course and they come in a whole load of flavours, from lemon to candy corn. You can download PDF patterns individually or as a bundle, or even order a finished toy.
If you love cross stitch and Japanese food, Half Stitch Haven has bento box cross stitch patterns with very round animals! There’s a bunny, bear, dog and chickens to choose from, or get the whole set. Suitable for beginners too.
We feature Creative Rachy a lot but she just makes too many cute polymer clay videos! I love this animal banana split with scoops of bunny, cat and bear ice cream, but there’s also a really detailed bear ice cream brownie.
If all these picks are making you hungry, these mini bear burgers are edible. It’s not a quick project but BEMBUM KITCHEN include both a video and a photo tutorial to keep you right, and the end result looks well worth the effort.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She also designs cute character goods as Asking For Trouble. Having visited Japan five times, Marceline is enormously inspired by all things Japanese and especially loves bunnies, space and any kind of food object with a happy face.