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. These are some great sandwich ideas for kids and adults. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Awesome ideas. My kids always give me a hard time about eating sandwiches, so I will have to try one of these.

  3. We love this meat.. always buy it and these sandwich ideas are so freaking cute….

  4. I didn’t know they had a cajun flavor. Oh girl, I’m all over that!

  5. That sandwich is SO cute. Talk about creating and eating what’s fun!

  6. That racecar sandwich looks awesome! I haven’t seen these yet but will be keeping an eye out.

  7. There’s some great flavors there. I think I’d want to try the Italian herb seasoned turkey first.

  8. Forget the kids. I want a race car sandwich :)

  9. I’m with Robin – bring on the race car sandwich!

  10. 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!

  11. This is such a creative idea and presentation of a sandwich. Looks delicious too

  12. Wow! How clever are you.. that is SO adorable! Any kiddo would get a kick out of that, such a creative and fun idea!

  13. Such cute ideas! My daughter would actually love eating that race car sandwich. And she is such a picky eater!

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

  15. These are great! I love the race car sandwich.

  16. 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.

  17. love the cars. we did veggie cars at dinner a few weeks ago. my hubby’s idea.

    i love any food on a stick. way moe fun!

  18. 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.

  19. This is totally awesome! I never knew that sandwiches can be transformed into something cool and fun. Thanks for sharing the idea! :)

  20. The sandwich on a stick is GENIUS. That would be an awesome party food!

  21. These are some really cute ideas for kids sandwiches. I want to make these for my toddler.

  22. I love the sandwich on a stick idea. So cute! But I definitely would not have time to make their sandwiches look like cars, though I am in awe of anyone who can!

  23. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i love the kabob sandwich thing! very fun!

  24. That racecar sandwich is way too cute! And a sandwich on a stick (for that matter anything on a stick!)

  25. 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!

  26. 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!

  27. ADorable pics! my son would eat this one up!

  28. Who knew sandwiches could be so cute? Very fun and creative ideas! I love Deli Fresh meats, too!

  29. Omg, really? Forget the kids, I want the car sandwich for MYSELF!

  30. The sandwich on a stick is so cute. It would be a fun way to enjoy a snack outside!

  31. 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!

  32. teresa mccluskey says:

    I love this! Way to cute! I want to make one

  33. These are sooo cute! I love them both ! Both would be excellent at a party!

  34. Such cute and creative ideas! I love the sandwich on a stick idea. Those would be perfect for my 18 mo old twins.

  35. Oh my goodness that car one is ADORABLE! My son would love it! I also love the sandwich on a stick idea!

  36. those race car sandwiches are too cute. I could eat those wheels.

  37. Those are some really cool and delicious looking sandwiches! I love the race car sub!

  38. I love your creativity! That racecar sandwich is just too stinking cute.

  39. I like the kaboob but the car is cute!

  40. Wow, those are great ideas! my son would love the race car.

  41. So, so creative! I love the sandwich on a stick – my kids would love this!

  42. Wonderful ideas! I might have to try this for my son. :)

  43. That race car sandwich is super, super cute!

  44. 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. :)

  45. Oh my goodness that RaceCar sandwich is too much :) I bet that would get ANY kid to eat their protein and veggies at lunch time!

  46. These are adorable! What a fun way to enjoy lunch.

  47. LOL I love the little sandwich car. My kids wouldn’t even eat it, they’d play with it.

  48. The Racecar sandwich is so cute! Yummy and adorable.

  49. That race car sandwich is adorable, but I think my boys are more likely to each the kabob. These are fantastic ideas!

  50. 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.

  51. Those kabobs look amazingly good!!!! Hahaha the race car made me laugh!

  52. 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.

  53. Very cute, I love the kebob sandwich, it is so creative!

  54. 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!

  55. Oh my gosh, that race car is adorable!

  56. i love some of these lunch ideas my nephew would love the car one but he probabley would play with it more then eating it LOL

  57. Danalee Davis says:

    These are such cute ideas. My children would love these sandwiches.

  58. 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

  59. 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!

  60. Natasha Burgess says:

    This looks like a great idea for my cousins when I babysit them!

  61. Snežana.T. says:

    Sandwich car, an excellent idea

  62. We do sandwich kabobs, too. The kiddos love them.

  63. 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!

  64. Love the sandwich on a stick!

  65. 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]

  66. I love anything on a stick! Your ideas are brilliant! Thanks for sharing them!

  67. Fabulous! I need to get more creative with my sons lunch. Great idea!

  68. 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!

  69. 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).

  70. 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

  71. 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!

  72. Hi! I am so happy to have found your blog through the Wednesday Roundup! Looking forward to following along!! Dina of

  73. 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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