Fun Summer Sandwiches

Two of our very favorite sandwiches to make for parties or just a fun lunch are our Rocket Ship sandwich and our Ice Cream Cone sandwich.  It's a great way to get kids to eat more veggies, as many of the sandwich elements are made from pieces of vegetables.

 

For the Rocketship:

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • Radish
  • Cheese slice
  • Assorted pepper slices
  • Cucumber slice
  • Cheese for star
  • Sandwich filling of your choice

Cut bread slices into a rocket shape from white bread.  Fill with sandwich filling of your choice.  Ham & cheese?  Turkey and mayo?  Cut rocketship legs from whole wheat bread.  Cut cheese slice legs and orange pepper legs to add to the top of the whole wheat legs.  Cut three thin radish slices to add for rocketship windows.  Make flames beneath rocketship from yellow pepper.  To finish off, cut a star from a cheese slice or orange pepper.  Make a "moon" slice from cucumber.  This will delight any little boy or man in your life!  Actually, the girls might like it too!

 

We love the festive look of this sandwich and who doesn't love ice cream?  So cute that it’s hard to believe it’s a sandwich. Make a single dip or a double dip ice cream cone sandwich. This is a really fun and festive sandwich that can be made for most any occasion.  A great birthday party sandwich or a "just-forFun" lunch treat.

For the Double Dip Ice Cream Cone:

  • 1 slice white bread
  • 1 slice pumpernickel bread
  • 1 slice whole wheat bread
  • Snippets of colored veggies
  • Carrot
  • Sandwich filling

Remove crusts from all bread and then cut each slice of bread in half.  Fold like pieces of bread together.  Cut a large triangular shape for the cone from the whole wheat bread.  Cut an ice cream “dip” from white bread, as shown with a drippy bottom.  You will need to cut the top of the “cone” to the shape of your white Dip, just cutting away a tiny amount so the fit is good.  Cut a second Dip from the pumpernickel in the same manner.  Adjust the top of the white dip to fit the bottom of the dark Dip, as shown.  All pieces should align nicely.

Fill all sandwich pieces with desired filling and set in place on the plate.  Cut thin strips of carrot to form the cross hatching on the cone.  Cut pieces to fit.  Now cut little snippets of different colored veggies to make “sprinkles” to add to the top of the ice cream.  We used radish, celery, yellow pepper and orange pepper.  Use whatever veggies you have on hand.  Finish by garnishing the plate with extra little sprinkles.

For more Kids party foods

Additional Fun Party Sandwiches can be found in the ZiggityZoom Activities section, under the Fun Foods category.  Keep checking for future additions.