As you know we are a little "superhero" crazy in this house. If you read my family blog, you know that we redid little man's bedroom in a superhero theme for his 3rd birthday. Although the Boy Wonder is his favorite character, I decided to give Batman a try:
To Make "Holy Ham Sandwich, Batman!":
Start by printing out a coloring book page or image from a Google search.
I took two pieces of white bread and cut off the crusts. I sliced off the bottom right corner for Batman's jawline. Next, I took the heel of the loaf of bread and used a rolling pin to flatten it down. I trimmed the "cowl" off of the Batman page with a pair of scissors and placed my pattern over the flattened heel. With a sharp kitchen knife, I trimmed around the pattern.
Next I made the ham and cheese sandwich and "pasted" on the cowl with a little bit of mayo. As I was putting it in the lunch container, I decided to secure the cowl with a little toothpick and wrote a little note to the daycare folks that that needed to be pulled out before biting into Batman. A couple of miniature chocolate chips for eyes and a little bit of fruit roll-up for a mouth and we have a caped crusader sandwich any tiny superhero would be thrilled to have for lunch.
"I do nothing that a man of unlimited funds, superb physical endurance, and maximum scientific knowledge could not do. —Batman."
(c) copyright text and pictures by Amanda Leahy, 2012