Cute Lunch Idea: Marvelous Moo Cow

Even picky eaters will love this cute lunch idea that you can customize with their favourite sandwich fixings.

Photography by Jill Dubien

This cute little cow was really fun to make, and even more fun to eat! My kids are both in school full-time, but on the weekends they like to enjoy a fun lunch at home. They enjoyed this sweet little cow sandwich last weekend and loved it. Here’s how I made it:

What you’ll need:

2 slices of bread
1 end slice of bread (with all the brown crust)
1 slice of turkey bologna – or any other lunch meat
1 small slice of cheddar cheese
1 small slice of apple
2 currants
2 icing eyes
a sharp kitchen knife


1. Using your knife, cut your 2 slices of white bread into an oval shape. Try to use only the bottom half of the bread.

2. Cut a head shape out of the remaining bread.

3. Grab your lunch meat and cut a small oval shape out, as well as some udders. Use the remaining lunch meat to fill up your sandwich. Place the sandwich body and head on your plate. Place the small oval lunchmeat on the cow’s face and the udder underneath the cow’s body.

4. Flatten your crusty piece of bread and cut small pieces out of it for the cow’s spots. I used a tiny cutter I had, but you could use a knife too. Place these spots on your cow sandwich, leaving one leftover for the tail.

5. Take your slice of cheddar cheese and cut 2 horn shapes out. Place these on top of your cow’s head.

6. Grab your small slice of apple and cut out 4 legs and 1 tail. Place these on your cow. You can add your last crust piece to the cow’s tail too.

7. Place 2 currants on the lunch meat on the cow’s face for the nose.

8. Take your 2 icing eyes, and place these on the cow for the eyes.

This cow sandwich is so cute and so fun, your kids will find it udderly irresistible! 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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