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Food Presentation Ideas: fun appetizers for kids

Open-faced sandwich "Shirt"

Materials used in this food garnishing project: 1 slice of toasted bread, 1 piece of bologna, 1 piece of yellow cheese, 1 piece of orange cheese, 1 piece of marble cheese, 1 piece of parsley, 1 piece of red bell pepper, 1 leaf of lettuce, and butter/ salad dressing/or mayo.

Step 1. Cut a "shirt" out of pieces of cheese as shown in the picture.

food presentation ideas - step 1

Step 2. Take a toast and spread butter, mayo or your favorite salad dressing over it. Put the cheese "shirt" on the toast.

food presentation ideas- step 2

Step 3. Cut two "pockets" out of marble cheese and put them on the "shirt."

fun food presentation ideas - step 3

Step 4. Using a round cutter, cut two circles out of a piece of bologna. They can be used to make "shirt’s buttons."

fun appetizer presentation - step 4

Step 5. Make two small holes in each "button." Put pieces of a parsley stem through these holes as though they are pieces of thread.

art of food presentation - step 5

Step 6. Put the "buttons" on the "shirt."

amazing appetizers for kids  - step 6

Step 7. Using a wavy edge cutter, cut a "collar" for the shirt.

art of food garnishing - step 7a

art of food garnishing - step 7b

Step 8. Take a piece of red bell pepper and make notches as shown in the picture.

food garnishing - step 8

Step 9. Cut out every other piece so it looks like a comb.

fun appetizer presentation - step 9a

fun appetizer presentation - step 9b

Step 10. Put the "comb" in the "pocket."

fun food presentation ideas - step 10

Step 11. Put your sandwich on a leaf of lettuce. Your tasty "shirt" sandwich is ready.

These sandwiches will make fun appetizers for kids parties.

fun garnishing ideas - step 11

Note: You may print this garnishing project out and use it for personal purposes or as a classroom craft project if you are a teacher. You are not permitted to post this project on any website, blog, or in any other type of publication. However, you are free to link back to this page.

Photo and directions courtesy of Irina Stepanova, her book "Delicious Garnishing Ideas"

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