Epiphany Star Sandwiches -Easy Recipe For Kids

Maybe you know or maybe you don’t, but Christmas is not just a day, it’s a season! Celebrating the whole Christmas season with your kids can be a great way to make them understand the true meaning of Christmas, and we love to celebrate all the way through the Epiphany! Traditionally the Epiphany comes after the 12 days of Christmas on January 6th, but it can be moved to the nearest Sunday. Check out my post all about celebrating the Epiphany with kids to find tons of great ideas! These star shaped sandwiches can be a super easy, meaningful, and symbolic way to have lunch on the Epiphany, so here we go… how to make Epiphany star sandwiches!

This is such a great treat for the Epiphany because everything tastes better to kids when it’s shaped like something fun! Also, these are super easy to make and don’t even involve any cooking. So yay for fun and easy!!!

Supplies Needed For Epiphany Star Sandwiches

  • Salami (6 pieces)
  • Cheese (4 slices)
  • Bread (6 slices)
  • Condiments- optional
  • 1 wooden skewer
  • Star shaped cookie cutters (preferably a larger one and a smaller one)

This is enough ingredients for 2 sandwiches, but of course you can modify it for your own needs. You can also swap out the meat or cheese for whatever kinds you prefer. Also, kids love to cut and assemble these themselves and as always, letting them build something themselves is more important than creating something perfect, so let the kids help! 🙂 

How To Assemble The Star Sandwiches

First, you can use a regular pair of scissors to cut your wood skewer in half. These are generally too long for just 1 sandwich, which is fine because now 1 skewer can make 2 sandwiches!

Cut your bread out with your larger star cookie cutter. I used 3 large bread stars per sandwich, but then you can take your small star cookie cutter and make some smaller bread stars as well to use up the bread edges.

Cut out your cheese also with the large star cookie cutter. We used 2 large cheese stars per sandwich. Be sure to cut at least 1 small cheese star per sandwich as well, using the scraps from your large star cheese edges. 

Now comes the super fun part- building the sandwiches on the skewer! Take the skewer that you cut in half and layer bread, cheese, salami and then repeat. You can mix the large and small stars. Use the small stars to build a little more height in between layers. End with a large bread star, and then put one small star on the top of the skewer. Voila! Epiphany star sandwiches!

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If your kids are a fan of condiments, you can serve them on the side for dipping their stars. This is a super fun and easy way to celebrate the Epiphany with your kids this year!


I was happy with how cute these came out, and kids just love things that are a little bit fun and out of the ordinary. It doesn’t take a ton to dazzle them.

Living Montessori Now also has a round up for celebrating the Epiphany with littles, and if you like these sandwiches you might want to check that out. 

These little sandwiches could pair really well with my golden Epiphany eggnog recipe, and kids love that one, too! 

In my post of the ultimate Epiphany round up for families you’ll find more recipes, book ideas, songs, crafts, and even more. So definitely check that out- you don’t want to miss it. 🙂