Cute Lunch Idea: A Not-So-Scary Scarecrow

Jill Dubien's latest cute lunch idea: A silly scarecrow sandwich, perfect for the fall months.

Photography by Jill Dubien

Fall is here and I couldn’t be happier. I love the beautiful colours of the leaves, the cool breeze and the delicious foods. It’s definitely my most favourite season of all. I whipped up this adorable scarecrow sandwich for lunch last weekend for the kids. It was easy to make and put a smile on their faces! You can’t ask for more than that! Here are the directions…

What you’ll need:

2 slices of whole wheat bread
1 spinach tortilla
sandwich filling of your choice – I used turkey
1 slice of red pepper
1 slice of carrot
1 whole black olive, pitted
1 marble string cheese
1 slice of mozza cheese
1 slice of cheddar cheese
a sharp kitchen knife


1. Take 2 slices of whole wheat bread and using your knife (or the open end of a drinking glass), cut the 2 slices into circles.

2. Place some lunch meat of your choice in between your 2 bread circles and place the sandwich on a plate.

3. Using your knife, cut your spinach tortilla into a hat shape, and place this hat on the top of your circle sandwich.

4. Slice your red pepper into a smile and place this smile on your scarecrow.

5. Slice your carrot into a small triangle and place this on your scarecrow for a nose.

6. Cut your slice of mozza cheese into 2 circles. I used a small circle cookie cutter, but you can use a knife too. Place these 2 circles on your sandwich for the eyes.

7. Pull your string cheese apart into thin strings. Place these thin strings underneath the scarecrow’s hat and also underneath the face. Use the entire cheese.

8. I used a small birdie cookie cutter and cut a little birdie shape out of a slice of cheddar cheese. You could try this with a knife, too. I placed the birdie on the scarecrow’s hat.

9. Finally, slice a black olive in half and place the 2 halves on the 2 eyes.

Isn’t he just adorable?! I’m not sure he’ll scare anything away. He definitely didn’t scare my kids away from gobbling this lunch right up. 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 two wonderful kids. 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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