• Wholemeal bread
  • Sandwich filling of your choice
  • cucumber
  • black/ red grapes
  • ham or red apple skin
  • cheese
  • carrot


  • STEP 1

    Assemble your sandwich using the slices of bread and your preferred filling.

  • STEP 2

    Cut out the head shape from the sandwich and then use a piece of the leftover bread to form a triangle shape for a nose.

  • STEP 3

    For the eyes, use oval-shaped pieces of sliced cucumber and finish each eye with a grape half.

  • STEP 4

    Take a slice of cucumber skin and mirror the shape of the bread nose as you cut, then lay it over the top. Cut out a thin tripod-shaped piece of cucumber skin to make the mouth and a semi-circular bit of ham, or red apple skin, for the tongue.

  • STEP 5

    For the lion’s mane, take some slices of cheese and some carrot sliced lengthways and make lots of triangle shapes.

  • STEP 6

    Tuck these shapes in between the layers of sandwich, alternating between cheese and carrot to get a good mix of colours.

Fun packed lunches: cat shaped sandwich

Funky Lunch by Mark Northeast is published by Absolute Press, £7.99.

For more fun and funky lunches, see ideas for a Butterfly sandwich, Feline cat sandwich, an Oink Oink sandwich and a Twit Twoo sandwich.