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Cute And Easy Animal Sandwiches

Nov 1, 2015

Making fun food for your kids doesn’t have to be hard!

These animal sandwiches are a great example of how simple it can be to make a fun sandwich—and a great way to sneak in some veggies too.

Each of these sandwiches takes no more than two minutes to make. My kids loved them and they’re sure to be a hit with your kids too!

Four sandwiches decorated as animals: frog, pig, elephant, cat.

You Will Need:

  • a prepared sandwich on bread of your choice with filling of your choice
  • marble cheese slices
  • a variety of fresh vegetables—cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, carrots, black olives, chives, etc.

How To Make It:

Frog Sandwich

A sandwich decorated to look like a frog.

1. Place prepared sandwich on a plate.

2. Use two large cucumber slices with two black olive slices for the eyes.

3. Use half a tomato slice for the mouth—remove the inner flesh and just use the outside.

4. Slice one mini cucumber in half lengthwise and place on each side of the sandwich for legs. Slice two small pieces from your mini cucumber and use them as feet.

Cat Sandwich

A sandwich decorated to look like a cat.

1. Place prepared sandwich on a plate.

2. Top the sandwich with a slice of marble cheese.

3. Slice a piece of carrot into two larger triangles and one smaller triangle. The two larger triangles will be the ears and the smaller triangle the nose.

4. Slice three chives into six pieces and use them as whiskers.

5. Finally, cut two thin slices of radish and put them on the sandwich for eyes and top with two slices of black olive.


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Elephant Sandwich

A sandwich decorated as an elephant.

1. Place prepared sandwich on a plate.

2. Grab two lettuce leaves and stick on either side of the sandwich for ears.

3. Slice a mini cucumber in half lengthwise and put on the sandwich for the elephant’s trunk.

4. Thinly slice two radish slices and top with two black olive pieces for the eyes.

Pig Sandwich

A sandwich decorated to look like a pig.

1. Place the prepared sandwich on a plate.

2. Slice a radish in half and place the large half on the sandwich for the pig’s nose.  Top with two small black olive pieces for the nostrils.

3. Thinly slice three slices off the radishes.  Cut one in half and use them for the ears.

4. Place the last 2 on the sandwich for eyes and top with black olive pieces.

These fun animal sandwiches are simple to make and are sure to put a smile on your kid’s faces.  Enjoy!

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids—a six-year-old daughter and a four-year-old son. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.

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