15 Fun & Creative Sandwich Ideas for Kids

Updated on March 26, 2018
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Kenna is an enthusiastic cook and former chef who loves discovering ways to prepare food for people with allergies or food sensitivities.

Sandwich Ideas

Creative sandwiches for my kids are great to make when my little ones have friends over. Even on a hot summer day, a creative sandwich for the kids before they hit the pool is worth making. The more creative I am the more the kids get involved in making the sandwiches with me.

I found some excellent ideas that are almost too pretty to eat. When I made them and the kids ate them up, I don't think they cared whether the sandwiches were healthy or not. They tasted that good. So, let’s have some fun making healthy and creative sandwiches.

I would even say they are time savers, artistic, and tasty. All I did was use cookie cutters to shape the flowers from bread.

Four Cute Ideas Like Sandwich Kabobs

Tulip Sandwich

Oh my gosh, I love this sandwich because it is so colorful. Gosia at Kiddie Foodies shared this recipe with me. I took her suggestion and used a bread roll, slice of ham, slice of orange cheese, red and orange peppers, cucumber, lettuce, and butter. I am sure you can substitute ham for salami or turkey. Kiddie Foodies has shown me how to take any theme a creative sandwich. It did take more time than the others but it was worth it.

Gosia at Kiddie Foodies - Lovely Flowers for Lunch
Gosia at Kiddie Foodies - Lovely Flowers for Lunch

Tea Flower Sandwich

These sandwiches are so refreshing because of the colors. My kids giggled when they saw them. Home Cooking in Montana got me carried away when I saw the recipes. Each sandwich is a piece of art and fun to make with the kids. They are easy to make, too, because the ingredients are not that complicated.

I would even say they are time savers, artistic, and tasty. All I did was use cookie cutters to shape the flowers from bread. I filled the bread with egg salad, tuna salad, meatloaf. The next time I make them I will check for other kind leftovers such as turkey, chicken, and roast beef.

Home Cooking in Montana  - Pretty Flowers with Juice
Home Cooking in Montana - Pretty Flowers with Juice

This sandwich is adorable and comes with a nicely written rhyme.

Five Clever Sandwich Ideas

Cowbell Sandwich

This sandwich is adorable and comes with a nicely written rhyme. I watched as the little hands picked up the cowbell with a smile on my daughter's face. She ate the whole bell at once and giggled. Making this sandwich was so easy because I just put the pieces together. There was hardly any cutting.

I followed what Little Nummies said and cut the corners of the bread for ears, cut string cheese for horns and eyes, added a slice of apple for the bell, and a ham slice became the nose with pickle slices as nostrils.

Little Nummies - Ring the Cowbell Before You Bite
Little Nummies - Ring the Cowbell Before You Bite

Kite Sandwich

Recipe.com showed me how to create this awesome sandwich, “Let’s go fly a kite.” It’s a breeze to make because I just used the ingredients I had on hand. I added celery stock, stick cheese, and baby carrots. They required some cutting but it was worth it.

My kids love ham, so I made a ham sandwich and cut it into a shape of a kite. I took the string cheese and cut it lengthwise, so I had cheese strips for the kite dimensions. I made a kite tail by peeling a nice long strip from a celery stock. It was easy making the triangle pieces from the baby carrots because I used a small, sharp knife. Don't they look like little bows on the tail?

Recipe.com - Let's Go Fly a Kite for Lunch
Recipe.com - Let's Go Fly a Kite for Lunch

Pinto Pony

Both my daughters love horses and couldn't resist this sandwich from Ziggy Zoom. I took their suggestion and made the sandwich when my kids' friends were over for a swimming party. This is perfect for any party activity. It does take some work to create it but well worth it. Seeing the smiles on their faces made me feel all the creativity paid off.

I took three slices of bread, celery sticks, a radish slice for the eye, yellow pepper, orange pepper, carrot sticks, and sandwich filling. The filling can be cream cheese, peanut butter, and jelly, or egg salad. I used peanut butter because that was all I had. Even tuna can be used, which I plan to use next time.

Ziggy Zoom - I'm a Little Pony, Klippity Klop
Ziggy Zoom - I'm a Little Pony, Klippity Klop

Thai Breakfast Toast

My kids had a creative time making this open-faced sandwich with a Thai flair. The recipe reminds me of peanut butter toast in the morning, but the lime juice, cilantro, and sriracha take it to a whole new level of flavor. I chopped the cilantro and quartered the lime, but my kids did the rest to make their individual breakfast toast.

At first, I wasn’t sure about the recipe, but I enjoy the taste cilantro and lime – not to mention peanut butter and peanuts. Once the chopping and slicing is out of the way, the sandwich is easy and fast to make.

You simply toast your favorite bread, spread on the peanut butter, sprinkle the cilantro, sprinkle peanuts, squeeze a quarter lime, and dribble some sriracha over the toast. If the kids want something sweeter, they can drip some local honey over the top.

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All Star Sandwich Bar

Fun and creative sandwich ideas for my kids is a simple but creative way to spend an early afternoon. Even a quick and easy breakfast toast before school is a great way to get my kids well-fed.

Sometimes, my kids even helped me make the sandwiches. It is such a creative process that I feel proud of myself when I am done. The kids, too, when they help. These are great ideas, and the sandwiches are even healthy.

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      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        10 months ago from Northern California

        Thank you, Nievs. I have fun making them and eating them.

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        Nievs 

        10 months ago from Rizal, the Philippines

        Boring school lunches no more! These are so cute! :)

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        15 months ago from Northern California

        Maz, thank you. They are so much fun to make.

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        Maz Fouche 

        15 months ago

        These sandwiches look too cute!

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        17 months ago from Northern California

        Yes...either it is me eating the leftovers or my husband. LOL!

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        Lena Durante 

        17 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

        That makes sense, Kenna. I guess you end up doing a lot of "clean-up" eating as a parent, anyway. (I don't have kids yet, myself.)

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        Kenna McHugh 

        17 months ago from Northern California

        Spanish Food,

        Thank you for visiting. Good point and I know what you mean. I have the food prepared before my kids arrive, though sometimes they help. I usually end up eating the scraps. : ) Nothing goes to waste. I can promise you that.

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        Lena Durante 

        17 months ago from San Francisco Bay Area

        Oh my gosh, these are adorable. But what do you do with all the extra that gets trimmed off? It seems like such a waste, and I want to teach kids not to throw away perfectly good food!

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        17 months ago from Northern California

        Thank you so much for visiting!!

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        17 months ago from Northern California

        RTalloni, Thank you for visiting. I know, I get a kick out of finding ways to get my kids to eat healthier. What were you thinking of making?

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        RTalloni 

        17 months ago from the short journey

        Such cute ideas to make lunchtime extra fun! The pictures are inspiring, making me think of ways to develop new ideas.

      • Kenna McHugh profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenna McHugh 

        17 months ago from Northern California

        Please take a look at my latest article. Cute and Yummy sandwiches for kids at heart.

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