A while back, I posted a picture on Instagram of some sandwich art I came up with for my son’s lunch. I got lots of positive feedback, so today, I’m going to show you exactly how I made them (and you won’t believe how easy it really is)! My little guy loves finding fun sandwiches in his lunch bag at school, but -to be honest- I got a little lazy over the holidays… The holiday hustle, combined that with that first trimester fatigue (let me tell ya; it’s a real thing) mean his lunches haven’t been so fun lately. I’ve noticed the poor little guy seems to have a touch of the winter blues as of late, so I think a little sandwich art could really add some pep to his little step, and sharing this with you was just the icing on the, em, sandwich!
I often make a week’s worth of sandwiches at a time and freeze some of them, and the color seems to hold up well in the freezer! The candy eyes don’t fare quite as well, but they are still pretty cute! Scroll along, and I’ll show you how to turn ordinary sandwiches in to extraordinary ones for your kids’ lunches in no time!
Easy Sandwich Art
For this recipe, you will need:
- Your child’s favorite sandwiches (my son loves PB&J)
- Gel food coloring (color of your choice)
- Cotton swabs
- Cookie cutters and/or sandwich stamps (like these cute ones)
- Candy eyes
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Take the top piece of bread for the sandwich and lay flat. Use a cotton swab, dipping only once into your gel food coloring (you don’t want to double dip or you might get moldy colors 🙂 ) and paint a cookie cutter or cookie press.
Gently press onto the bread (don’t cut all the way through if using a cookie cutter) and add any candy eyes or flourishes of your choice. Top the sandwich with your new piece of art, and you are all finished!
Are you looking for more fun food ideas to make and share with your little ones? Check out this awesome book I received in the mail this week: “Awesome Edible Kids Crafts” by Arena Blake! Looking through this book, I can hardly wait to try these fun and unique ideas with my kiddos!
Do you have a fun way to add a little pep in your kids’ lunch? Please share them with me and my son in the comments below!
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