4th of July Sweet & Savory Star-Shaped Sandwiches Kids will Love

By Zui • Arts & Crafts, Cooking & Recipes, Holidays • 26 Jun 2012

4th of July Star Shaped Sandwiches

Star-shaped sandwiches make 4th of July entertaining fun.

Whether you are entertaining at home this 4th of July, taking a potluck dish to a party or it is just you and the kids, these fun star-shaped sandwiches are sure to be a hit.

The first one is a knock-off of a traditional Australian party treat called Fairy Bread, which is typically a slice of bread, with butter, and the rainbow nonpareils (or as we Aussie’s call them hundreds & thousands) scattered on top.

What you need:

  • Bread
  • Star-shaped cookie cutter
  • Butter
  • Nonpareils (red, white, and blue)
  • Savory toppings – such as lettuce, lunch meat, cheese (the possibilities are endless)

Using the cookie cutter, cut the bread into a star shape.  Spread with a thin layer of butter, and then turn upside down into a bowl of combined nonpareils.  Place another star-shaped slice of bread on top.

 Kids will love making this fun star-shaped 4th of July treat.

For the savory treats, again use the star-shaped cookie cutter to cut the bread, and items such as cheese before building your sandwich.  Place condiments and other toppings on top, before adding to top piece of bread.

We made some cute flags to go on top of the sandwiches.  This not only helps to hold the sandwich together, but looks fun too.  This is how you make them.

 Follow these simple instructions for making a toothpick flag.

This activity is a great way to use up scraps of paper.

What you need:

  • Scrap paper in red, white, and blue
  • Scissors
  • Toothpicks
  • Elmer’s glue stick

Simply cut the paper into strips, spread glue over the back of each strip, fold in half leaving just enough space in the center to insert the toothpick before pressing the paper together completely.

What fun 4th of July treats are you making with the kids?

Zui Mom

Tonya Staab is a freelance writer, and the creative mind behind Create-Celebrate-Explore where she shares craft tutorials, recipes, party planning, decorating, and travel tips.  She has three kids (twin kindergarteners and a teen) and can often be found covered in flour and glitter.

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