Give the gift of a fun kid-friendly Christmas lunch this year! Your kids will love “unwrapping” this Cute Christmas Present Sandwich, and they can even help make it! My boys love all of our fun Sandwich Ideas for Kids, and it’s such a fun way to get the kids to eat a healthy lunch.
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Sometimes we use sandwich cutters, like our puzzle shape sandwich cutter or our elephant shape sandwich cutter. We’ve even done little bitty sandwiches with our Funbites cutter (these would be cute for as “elf sandwiches”!).
Other times, like now, we stick with simple triangles and squares and rectangles. The difference this time, however, is that we decided to make something fun using our square sandwich pieces—a Christmas Gift Sandwich!
Cute Christmas Present Sandwich Idea for Kids (No Sandwich Cutter Needed)
As with all of our fun shape sandwiches, you can make any type of sandwich you want with this since you are not using a sandwich cutter, as long as it’s not super thick or loose. Sandwiches that use something to stick them together, like butter or nut spread or mayonnaise, work best. We love making these with turkey sandwiches and PB&J sandwiches—it’s such a fun way to serve a healthy lunch for kids!
Make your sandwich to your liking.
Cut the sandwich into four square pieces. The great thing about this Christmas Present Sandwich is that you do not have to cut it if your child wants it whole, but we cut it because my boys have a lot more fun with small pieces of sandwich than a full sandwich, and they are easier to hold, as well.
You can decorate this Christmas Gift Sandwich yourself or set out the supplies and let your kids do the decorating!
Add some “ribbon” between the slices of bread, so the gift looks wrapped. Add a bow to the top!
We didn’t do this on ours when we made them last year (we will this year), but try adding a gift tag using a slice of white cheese! Cut it into a gift tag shape, poke a hold out of the top using a straw or mini cookie cutter, then decorate with edible markers (and maybe even a dusting of edible glitter)!
This can be a great fine motor activity!
If you want to make it even more fun (and perhaps a little messy), spread on something for color before you decorate…perhaps some jelly or jam, some butter colored with natural food coloring, or butter with colored sugar sprinkled on top!
Serve on a large plate or flat placemat (a Christmas placemat would be cute!) and make a full Christmas scene! You can add more cute edible crafts like our Caprese Salad Snowmen, our Mini Tree Appetizers, Poinsettia Cookies, and more!
My boys adore this lunch, and it’s so simple to make. Let your kids help! Use an edible marker to draw the cut lines, then supervise as your child carefully cuts along the lines using a butter knife. (Kids can help the easiest when you make simple sandwiches like peanut butter and jelly.)