This is the gear I use when making or serving my bento.
There is cutlery, shape cutters, face stamps, food-picks, sauce bottles and patty-pans.
Here is a little info on each:
I found the cutlery by accident at my local supermarket one day and thought it would be a great addition to my bento set. Because, while I can use chop-sticks, sometimes, to by honest, I just can't be bothered. And for foods like pasta salad, you really just need a fork and spoon!
The food picks I use with my fruit salad and when I take olives. They're very pretty and add a splash of colour to the box.
These are some shape cutters and face stamps.
I use the Hello Kitty and My Melody face shape cutters to make fruit and veg shaped like the characters. They work just like biscuit (or 'cookie') cutters except they have an extra part that you push through the middle that stamps the facial features on.
The face stamps I haven't used yet. But one day I'll use them to cut out cute faces from nori to place on some of the foods in my bento.
I used the silicone patty-pans to keep sauces separate from other foods, or foods separate from sauces.
These are the smaller of the two sizes that I have.
So, this is some of the gear I used to make or serve my bento. Most of it I bought off line from Ebay others I just picked up at the grocery store when I happened upon it.