Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Snappy crab sandwich recipe

A hungry crab with snapping nippers will set the scene for the perfect lunch for your little person. Simple, creative and oh-so-simple, this cute little crab is irresistible!



  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 slice of ham
  • peel of 1/2 small cucumber
  • 1/2 small cucumber, unpeeled
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced lengthways
  • 2 raisins


Using the photo as a guide, cut the crab shell from the bread and another crab shell shape from the ham.

Cut some thin strands of cucumber peel to make the eye stalks.

Form the carrot into shapes for the nippers and legs.

Assemble the crab on a large plate, attaching the raisin eyes to the stalks. Finally, cut out little fish shapes from the cucumber peel for the detail.


  • Make a whole beach scene on the plate with other fruit and veggies such as celery, sliced mushrooms or cherry tomatoes.
  • Create a few more cute little cucumber 'under-the-sea' friends to keep your snappy crab company. 
  • This recipe was created by Pip Lincolne for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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