Lady Bug Open-faced Sandwich

Now that summer’s here, our entire family’s been craving fresh meals full of fruit and vegetables. When heat waves come and go, no one likes to get too busy in the kitchen! Why boil over a hot stove when you can whip up something cool and healthy?  Open-faced sandwiches are a unique lunch option, and there are so many great ways to make them extra fun for the kids, like with this Ladybug sandwich.

Cooking with toddlers is no easy feat. Today, I present to you my Lady Bug Open-Faced Sandwich. It’s cute, healthy, and really tasty! I know kids can get picky. That’s why I decided to include some kid-favorites in it like cheese and pretzels.

These sandwiches are also great to serve during slumber parties and garden parties. I am in love with how they came out!

ladybug open-faced sandwich recipe

Lady Bug Open-Faced Sandwich

Yields: 1 ladybug Open-Faced Sandwich

Kids Open-faced sandwich recipe

Ingredients You Need:
1 slice of bread, toasted
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2 slices American cheese
Half of one tomato
3-4 black olives (pitted, preferably)
2 small pretzel sticks

Open-Faced sandwich recipe for kids

Start by spreading mayonnaise on your toast and top that with cheese slices.

Next, cut the tomato half in two and place the tomato slices on top of the cheese, with a small gap in-between each tomato slice to form the top of the ladybug.

Garden themed open-faced sandwich

Then, cut your olives in small pieces but leave one whole. Place the halves on random spots of your tomato, “gluing” them on with mayonnaise.

Once your ladybug’s body is formed, snap your pretzel sticks into thirds and place the pieces around the body of your ladybug as it’s legs.

Lastly, place your remaining whole olive at the top of the ladybug’s body.  This will act as your lady bug’s head. 

bug themed open-faced sandwich party

That is it, a simple and adorable lunchtime idea that your kids are sure to love!  These open-faced sandwiches are such a great idea for birthday parties and the themes that they can be made into are endless!

fun open-faced sandwich recipe kids

13 Comments on Ladybug Open-Faced Sandwich Recipe

  1. Christa
    September 14, 2018 at 8:13 pm (2 months ago)

    This is an adorable sandwich! My two-year-old would love it (and hopefully eat it).

  2. Marie
    September 15, 2018 at 2:19 am (2 months ago)

    I LOVE this! So cute and easy and perfect for a fun little lunch with the kiddos. I bet it’d be a big hit in our home!

  3. Dr. K. Lee Banks
    September 15, 2018 at 2:48 am (2 months ago)

    Oh my goodness, how cute is this?? I’m definitely sharing your post with my youngest daughter, because her three young daughters would probably love this!

  4. Rachel
    September 15, 2018 at 3:36 am (2 months ago)

    I wonder if my daughter would eat this. I would love to get a little more variety into her lunches.

  5. kumamonjeng
    September 15, 2018 at 6:23 am (2 months ago)

    This is brillant! The sandwiches look so colorful and attractive and certainly get the happy smile when kids open up the lunch boxes. Glad that red cherry tomatoes are added in!

  6. Olivia
    September 15, 2018 at 7:35 am (2 months ago)

    I don’t have any kids yet, but this is honestly so cute! It makes me want to try and make other cute critters from food. I’m sure your kiddo loves them!

  7. Ana Ojha
    September 15, 2018 at 3:21 pm (2 months ago)

    This looks so yum and sounds perfect to entice kids. My nephew is going to love this!

  8. Linh
    September 16, 2018 at 9:30 am (2 months ago)

    The sandwich looks so cute. I would love to make one too. It looks kinda easy to make though!

  9. Rachel
    September 16, 2018 at 6:34 pm (2 months ago)

    aww, that is the cutest sandwich if I ever saw one! I’m 28 and would love my sarnies to look like that at lunchtime!

  10. Pam
    September 17, 2018 at 6:15 pm (2 months ago)

    This is so cute! I love easy, fun recipes like this and kids always love them too.

  11. Cia Black
    September 19, 2018 at 5:34 pm (2 months ago)

    THis is super cute and would definitely entice my little ones to eating outside their comfort spot.

  12. Karla
    October 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm (1 month ago)

    It’s so cute and fun to make. It’s perfect to make with your kids while preparing their snacks. Love it!

  13. Sweetazaleea
    October 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm (1 month ago)

    How cute. This is a great idea for breakfast 😀 and creative .

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