Abracadabra, make fruit disappear! That’s exactly what happened the day I made these 4th of July Fruit Wands for the kids, turning a big dinner I made into them basically ignoring the meal and instead begging and pleading for more of these wands stacked with juicy watermelon and sweet blueberries. Watching their imaginative play at the dinner table, casting spells on each other and everything else in sight, was better than any game I could have come up with or paid for.
After making Fruit Wands for Chloe’s birthday this year I was amazed at what a big hit they were with kids. All of the munchkins walked around our house casting magic spells on each other while eating the juicy fruit off their wands.
Wanting my kids to partake in the same magical excitement this Independence Day (and given the change of what fruit is now in season), I created these naturally red, white and blue Fourth of July Fruit Wands. Just place the wands in tall cups on the buffet table at your holiday BBQ alongside all those other special holiday recipes you’re craving. Then watch as the real magic happens when everything vanishes….everything that is except the smiles!
So this Fourth of July toss out the boxed ice pops and store bought desserts laden with corn syrup and food coloring and instead make your family something with a naturally sweet taste like these “magic” fruit wands.
4th of July Fruit Wands
- 1 watermelon
- 2 pints blueberries
- 20 skewers
- Slice the watermelon into 1/2 inch round slices, and then cut out star shapes using a three-inch star-shaped cookie cutter.
- Gently slide the blueberries on wooden skewers* and finally place a watermelon star on the top.
- Place the skewers in a tall glass or in decorated floral foam as an eatable centerpiece.
- * If serving to young kids make sure they\'re careful with the wooden skewers.