Smiley Sandwich Picks!

These smiley sandwich picks are a great way to add some FUN to plain ol’ PB&J sandwiches! They are so super-easy to make, that I’m almost ashamed to post about it.

Gather some color coding labels, and draw SILLY faces on them!

Sandwich a toothpick between two of the labels, and insert into your favorite sandwich. Emily tells me these make her sandwiches taste even better!

Make lots of SILLY faces yourself — it’s more fun that way!!

Admire your funny faces, play with your food for a bit, and eat up your lunch!

Have fun!!

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  1. Cute and simple – love it!

  2. Why would you be ashamed? This is a great idea, anything to get the kids to eat their food right?!?

  3. Oh! This is a spectacular idea! I (for ONE) am very glad you posted it!!

  4. So cute! It may be simple, but it never crossed my mind, so I am glad you posted it. I would love to put these in my son’s lunch for school, but wouldn’t you know that toothpicks are not allowed! Oh well, we’ll definitely do this at home!

    • I’ve never heard of no toothpicks allowed at school, but I’m sure C and R will enjoy making these at home! Have fun!!

  5. Dear Valerie,

    Did Emily actually eat her sandwich, or did she sit there and play with the toothpick people?


  6. these sandwich picks are very popular now! you should be proud of yourself for making a kid friendly version! i’m trying to get the pea to eat a sandwich, so i will definitely give this a try! thanks!

  7. Maybe you should put Emily’s face on the sticks – she seems to have the expressions down πŸ™‚

  8. cute!! Fun way to dress up a sandwich πŸ™‚

  9. Cute! I started reading this post in my reader and thought, “I should really get some of those circles. I’m always seeing those in projects on Valerie’s site too,” and then scrolled back and realized that this was from your site. You guys must buy the store out! πŸ™‚ I read a post recently that suggested putting stickers on foods to label whether they are safe or not allergy-wise, and I might just buy some of these and let my guy decorate them with smileys and stick them on snacks that are safe for him. That way when I go into label in a few months and have to leave him with someone else (*deep breaths*) for just about my first time ever (I’m pathetic) I’ll know he can be fed safely. Sorry for the tangent. Love your picks!

    • Label = labor. Oops.

    • GREAT idea!!! You must be so nervous about leaving him on his own, but I’m sure he’ll be fine (especially if you make it so easy for his babysitter while you’re away). Best of luck to you!! xoxo

  10. Oh need to find my labels. Watch out I’m going into that mess

  11. Such a great idea for entertaining too:)

  12. Love this idea and all your other wonderful ideas!

  13. Oh how cute! What a fun activity. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  14. I am sure Mark would love to get those special sandwich picks for his work lunches too πŸ™‚

  15. Just love her expressions. So much fun!

  16. Great idea!!!! Letting the kids get involved in preparing the sandwich and draw the faces – PLUS POINT! They will be more motivated to finish up the sandwich =)

  17. Hahaha, i love the faces Emily is making to copy the ones she drew!!

  18. These came out very cute!!! We love making our own sandwich picks to use for Muffin Tin Monday.

  19. adorable! my kids will love these, thanks for the idea!

  20. JDaniel4's Mom says

    This are so cute. What a great idea!

  21. Wow! this is so simple, and yet, brings a big smile on their face πŸ™‚ awesome idea for the lunchbox πŸ™‚

  22. You fun mom, you! πŸ™‚