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Easy and Fun Ladybug Open-Faced Sandwich Lunch Recipe

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 Lunch Idea

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

 

fun open-faced sandwich recipe kids

Ladybug Open-Faced Sandwich Lunch Recipe

Yield: 1 Sandwich
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Start by spreading mayonnaise on your toast and top that with cheese slices.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Lastly, place your remaining whole olive at the top of the ladybug’s body. This will act as your lady bug’s head. 
  6. 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!

 

More Fun Lunch Ideas:

Easy Mini Pizzas

Nutella Kabobs 

Biscuit Pizza

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15 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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. 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!

  5. 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!

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

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

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