Easy Back-To-School Sandwiches

Sep 4, 2015

Back-to-school is here and with back-to-school comes school lunches.

Some people would like to make their kids' school lunches a little bit more fun, but don’t quite know where to start.

The easiest thing you can do to up the cuteness of a regular school lunch is to cut sandwiches into cute shapes! 

And what’s even better—you probably don’t even have to buy a thing! Dust off some cookie cutters, pull them out and get to work! It couldn’t be easier and your kids will love it!

You Will Need:

  • a prepared sandwich of your choice (in these examples, I used ham, cheese and lettuce)
  • a variety of cookie cutters. I like to use cookie cutters that are large and close to the size of the sandwich, so there is minimal waste.

Four sandwiches and cookie cutters.


1. Grab a prepared sandwich of your choice and place it on a cutting board. Select a cookie cutter. Position the cookie cutter on the sandwich without pushing down. Make sure it’s in a good position, inside the crust. 

2. Push down firmly so the cookie cutter goes all the way through the sandwich. Once the cookie cutter is all the way through, rub it back and forth on the cutting board to make sure all the sides are cut.

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3. Pull away the crust and then remove the sandwich carefully from the cutter.

A sandwich in the shape of a butterfly.

Couldn’t be easier! Cutting sandwiches into fun shapes using cookie cutters is the easiest way to up the fun factor of a school lunch. Plus, it only takes seconds! Give it a try this school year!

Four sandwiches cut into different shapes.

Article Author Jill Dubien
Jill Dubien

Read more from Jill here.

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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