Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids

Sometimes you just need to step outside the box a bit or color outside the lines. Keep life interesting by doing things a little differently, mix things up.


I think that’s what Oscar Mayer has done with their new Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meats. The delicious BOLD new flavors include: Italian Style Herb Turkey Breast, Cajun Style Turkey Breast, Maple Honey Ham, and Chipotle Season Chicken Breast. Getting hungry yet? I’m following their lead and sharing some ways to take a sandwich from ordinary to BOLD with these fun sandwich ideas for kids.

This sponsored post was written while participating in my partnership with Oscar Mayer and One2One Network, but as always, all opinions are my own. I received Deli Fresh BOLD coupons and other related items from Oscar Mayer/Kraft Foods.

Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids - Sandwich on a Stick

Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids

You know how things are just better when served in a jar or made as a miniature? I think the same applies to foods on a stick. This sandwich on a stick is so simple to construct and fun to eat.

To make these fun deconstructed sandwiches, you will need some long wooden skewers. If your child is prone to sword fighting or sticking things into their eyes, I recommend cutting the point off or forgoing the sticks all together.

You will also need some miniature cookie cutters. I have an old Pampered Chef set of miniatures that I like to use, but any small cookie cutter will do.

Sandwich on a Stick - Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids

Sandwich on a Stick


Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh BOLD lunch meat
cherry tomatoes
lettuce torn into small pieces
sliced bread

To make, simply cut your cheese into fun shapes then skewer all of the ingredients onto the stick. Fold the lunch meat several times, until it is small enough to fit onto the stick and stay in place.

To eat, remove all the sandwich ingredients from the stick and serve with a bit of mayo or mustard. Kids will have fun pulling off the ingredients and building their miniature sandwiches!

Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids - Racecar Sandwich

Racecar Sandwich

I got the inspiration for this fun racecar sandwich from a book by Nancy Tuminelly, titled “Cool Sandwich Food Art”. It was one of the many goodies I received from Oscar Mayer to write this blog post. After sharing apple racecars on the blog last week, I simply couldn’t resist doing another racecar.


1 hoagie roll
2 slices cheese
4 slices Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh BOLD Mesquite Smoked Turkey Breast
3 cherry tomatoes
1 cucumber
2 slices sandwich pickles
carrot stick (slivered)
mayonnaise and mustard (optional)

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Bold Deli Meat


1. Slice the hoagie roll. Cut a hole across the top for the roll, being careful not to cut all the way through.

2. Cut a small triangle out of the cheese and set it aside to use later. Put the remaining cheese and deli meat on the bottom half of the roll.

3. Put mayonnaise and mustard on the top half of the roll, and top with lettuce. Place the top half of the roll on the bottom half.

4. Slice two of the tomatoes n half. Cut four slices of cucumber. Using toothpicks, attach the tomatoes to the cucumbers and stick the toothpicks into the side of the sandwich. These are the car wheels.

5. For the driver’s body, slice off the end of the cucumber. Use a toothpick to attach the third tomato and pickle slices. That is your driver. Place the driver in the hole you cut in step 1.

Racecar Sandwich - Fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids

6. Cut a slice of cucumber. Cut the cucumber slice in half, and remove most of the flesh, leaving a crescent shape. Use a knife to cut two small slits into the top of the roll and insert the crescent shaped cucumber. This is the dashboard.

7. Use a toothpick to insert on slivered carrot stick into the front of the roll. This is the car’s hood ornament.

8. Use a toothpick and the reserved triangle of cheese to add a flag to the back of the racecar.

Remember to remove the toothpicks before you eat your racecar!

I love making fun food for kids, and using Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh BOLD Lunch Meat makes it delicious too. Don’t let the BOLDNESS scare you off though, BOLD doesn’t mean spicy – just lots of great flavor that the whole family will enjoy.

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Bold Lunch Meat

Have fun, be BOLD!

Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh BOLD is available in four mouthwatering varieties, and can be found in the refrigerator section at your local grocer. Each package contains no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and are gluten free. Varieties are at least 97 percent fat free. You can connect with Oscar Mayer on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. saminder gumer says

    i love the racing car. it is ingenious. i would have never thought of that ever. i like the big club sandwiches on skewers too!

  2. heather says

    What a great post. I love these ideas so so much the car sandwich is aborable and the kabobs are way too clever.

  3. says

    My son would love that race car sandwich… and a good way to get him to eat one since he really won’t eat a sandwich. :) I love Oscar Meyer deli meats.

  4. M.Clark says

    This is great, I love the sandwich on a stick, it’s not just for kids. That racecar sandwich is very cute, I’m sure kids would love it. Thank you for sharing this very creative post.

  5. says

    I love the idea of making a sandwich on a stick. It looks like a kabob! These would definitely liven up lunch time a bit more around here. I feel like I am running out of ideas!

  6. says

    What a fun and clever way to get kids to eat their food. My kids wouldn’t be impressed with the skewers, but that car totally rocks!

  7. says

    These really are fun sandwich ideas for the kids. I like the kabobs for everyone actually, I bet they’d be a big hit at a summer party!

  8. says

    I can’t decide whether I like the sandwich on the stick or the race car better. Either way, not just fun for kids. They look like fun for me, too. I wonder what the hubs would do if I made him that race car sandwich? lol. :)

  9. says

    These sandwiches look extremely appetizing. I think that any grown up will be happy to eat a couple of them. I am only afraid that kids can hurt themselves while eating from the wooden skewer.

  10. says

    That race car sandwich made me laugh out loud. What a great idea. I may make those for my kids next week. I also really like the sandwich on a stick!

    My 4 year old really likes stronger flavors, so I will have to check out these new lunch meats.

  11. Carissa N. says

    Great ideas! I have a fairly picky kid (he isn’t big on variety), but I’m pretty sure I could get him to eat these! Gives a great “jumping off point” for other ideas, too. Thanks for posting!

  12. ANN*H says

    I love the race car that is shown and how to make it. We eat a good bit of lunch meat and I am always looking for new flavors to make sandwiches with. Thanks

  13. Julie Wood says

    I love these cute sandwich ideas and I like having sandwiches with my family for dinner! I like the cute sub sandwich with the wheels made of cucumber and tomatoes!

  14. says

    I love these ideas! I have some boys who would love the race car sandwiches – and I might just get them to eat something they don’t usually eat! Thanks for sharing. Have a beautiful day!

  15. says

    The car cracks me up! I’ve had a clipping of a huge Titanic sub that I keep waiting for an occasion to make for my brother-in-law – huge Titanic enthusiast. As for the sticks, they look beautiful, but I’d reserve them for grown-ups. Always makes me nervous thinking about a kit sticking something like that in their mouth. Hmmm, I wonder if I could get bacon squares onto the sticks without breaking them so you could make them club sandwich stix… 😉 [#TastyTuesdays]

  16. says

    Stopping over from Bloom Designs link party. Super-cute ideas! Definitely going to use the sandwich on a stick for my kids’ lunches. Might even make it into one of my lunch box posts on my blog :) Pinned!

  17. says

    LOVE this! My kiddos get so sick of sandwiches in their lunches, so I’m always looking for more fun ideas. We love to make sandwiches on a stick (we call them lunch kabobs).

  18. says

    I am featuring your recipe on the Tasty Tuesdays hop tomorrow! Please stop by and link up again and grab a featured button!

    Julia @ Mini Van Dreams

  19. says

    This sandwich ideas are so cute and I know my kids would love them! I loved them so much I’m featuring them at The Wednesday Roundup this week! Please drop in and share your newest posts again, thanks!

  20. says

    Laura and Angela, what fabulous ideas and I LOVE the racecar sandwich! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and pinning! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

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