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How to Make a Crab Sandwich

By Corey Valley
Created January 10, 2017
Betty blogger Corey Valley shows us how to create an adorable crab-shaped sandwich. It’s easier than you think!

how to make a crab sandwich

Make some fun summer memories and serve up this playful sandwich. Mr. Crab here takes less than five minutes to throw together, but will leave lasting lunchtime smiles all day long. Feel free to mix and match different sandwich fillings to appeal to your little one's taste—ideas for recipes that’d be perfect are listed below!

What You’ll Need:

  • Toothpicks
  • Bread knife
  • Paring knife
  • Croissant
  • Sandwich filling of your choice (recipe suggestions below)
  • Red bell pepper
  • 1 marshmallow, sliced into pieces
  • 2 raisins
  • 1 roll Fruit by the Foot
  • 1/4 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 c. Cheerios
How To:

Step 1:

Start by cutting the croissant in half with a serrated bread knife.

slicing croissant

Step 2:

Spread your sandwich filling (recipe ideas below!) on the bottom half of the croissant.

spreading sandwich filling on croissant

Step 3:

Place other half on top to make a sandwich.

sandwich together

Step 4:

Use two slices of marshmallow to make the crab’s eyes. To complete the eyes, secure raisins in the middle of the marshmallow slices with toothpicks.

crab eyes out of marshmallows and raisins

Step 5:

Next, use your paring knife to cut two small claw shapes out of a red bell pepper. Then slice the remaining bell pepper into “legs.”

slices of red pepper

Step 6:

Secure claws to both ends of the croissant with toothpicks and arrange the remaining bell pepper slices on both sides of the croissant to form the legs.

red peppers attached to look like legs

Step 7:

Now it’s time to make this a happy crab! Roll a small piece of Fruit by The Foot into a smile and place underneath the eyes.

making mouth out of fruit by the foot

Step 8:

Lastly, plate your sandwich with a few blueberry waves and Cheerios sand. So cute!

summertime fun crab sandwich