Cute Lunch Idea: May Flowers

Celebrate the return of spring with this cute and easy lunch your kiddos will love


Photography by Jill Dubien

Last week I shared a lunch called “April Showers,” and this week I’m sharing “May Flowers.” Spring is here, the weather is gorgeous, and we’re getting little flower buds popping up all over the place. The saying is definitely true—April showers do bring May flowers! This lunch is really easy to make if you have a couple flower cookie cutters. If not, you can use a regular kitchen knife, but that may take a little longer to cut out. Either way, your kids will love this one.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 slices of white bread
  • 2 slices of whole wheat bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jam
  • Assorted flower cookie cutters
  • Sharp kitchen knife


1. Using your flower cookie cutters, cut flower shapes out of your white and whole wheat bread. I cut 4 shapes (2 flowers) out of the white bread, and 4 shapes (2 flowers) out of the whole wheat bread.

2. Using your knife, spread peanut butter and jam on the bottom half of 4 flower pieces (2 white and 2 whole wheat).

3. Take your top flower sandwich piece and cut a small hole out of the middle. Place these tops on top of your bottoms to make your flower sandwiches.

4. Grab your slice of celery and your knife and cut stems for your flowers and little slices for some grass. Place these celery pieces on your plate.

5. Take your flower sandwiches and put them on the plate.

This lunch is so simple to make and really beautiful to look at. Making fun lunches for your kids doesn’t have to be hard, and seeing the smiles on their faces makes it worth it!

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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