• Wholemeal bread
  • Sandwich filling of your choice
  • 50/50 white bread
  • cheese
  • cucumber
  • carrot
  • breakstick


  • STEP 1

    Make your favourite sandwich and then cut it into an oval shape.

  • STEP 2

    From the top layer of the sandwich, cut out a small oval shape. Start at the bottom and go to just over halfway up. Then, using a slice of white bread, cut a shape to match the piece you have just removed. Place the white bread oval into the gap.

  • STEP 3

    Cut out two pear-shaped pieces of the wholemeal bread and stick them to the sides with butter to make the wings.

  • STEP 4

    To make the eyes, cut the cheese into a figure of eight and turn it on its side. Finish with two small circles of cucumber skin.

  • STEP 5

    Use a triangle from a thin slice of carrot for a beak and small wedges of carrot to make the shapes for the feet.

  • STEP 6

    Sit your owl on a breadstick tree branch to finish.

Fun packed lunches: cat shaped sandwich

Funky Lunch by Mark Northeast is published by Absolute Press

For more fun and funky lunches, see ideas for a Lion sandwich, a Feline Peckish sandwich, an Oink Oink sandwich and a Butterfly sandwich.