Cute Lunch Idea: Let’s Fly a Kite!

Turn a sandwich into a kite with this simple, high-flying lunch idea

Photography by Jill Dubien

Photography by Jill Dubien

One of my kids’ favourite activities on a windy Spring day is to fly a kite! They get so excited when their kite catches a breeze and flies high through the sky. I love seeing the joy on their faces! We’ve already flown our kites several times this Spring, and I thought it would be fun to make them a kite lunch too. This lunch was really simple to make and took only minutes to assemble.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • sandwich filling of your choice  (I used chicken)
  • 1 long piece of cucumber, with skin on
  • 1 slice of orange
  • 1 baby carrot
  • a handful of sugar snap peas
  • 1 slice of cheesestring
  • a sharp kitchen knife


1. Using your knife, trim the crusts off your 2 slices of bread to make your kite.

2. Fill your sandwich with the filling of your choice. I used fresh rotisserie chicken. Place your sandwich on a plate.

3. Using your knife, slice your piece of cucumber into 2 thin strips. These 2 strips will go on your kite sandwich. Trim them to fit.

4. Grab your slice of orange, and place it on your plate for a sun.

5. Using your knife, slice your baby carrot into 8 thin slices. Place these slices under your orange for the sun rays.

6. Take your slice of cheesestring and place it under your kite sandwich for the string. If you want to get fancy, you can make a bow with the cheese too!

7. Finally, grab your pea pods and your knife and slice the pea pods into thin strips. Place these thin strips on your plate to look like grass.

This is a healthy warm-weather lunch that your kids are going to love! Enjoy!

jill-dubienJill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and 2 wonderful kids—a daughter who is 4 and a son who is 3. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

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