With juicy watermelon cut into festive star shapes and plump blueberries skewered all together, these 4th of July Fruit Wands are not only a refreshing summer delight but also a visually stunning addition to your Independence Day spread. Make your celebration extra sweet and colorful with this recipe!
Why I Love This Recipe
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.
Making these 4th of July fruit wands for your Independence Day celebrations is a no brainer! Not only are these treats incredibly delicious, but they also bring an element of fun to the table, making them a fantastic way to entice kids to devour some extra fruit. With their vibrant colors and healthy ingredients, these wands are a perfect activity for little ones to lend a hand with too, creating a sense of pride and ownership over the recipe. Plus, they’re just a fun and festive element to add to any 4th of July cookout!
Ingredients and Supplies
Another fantastic thing about these 4th of July fruit kabobs is that you only need two ingredients and a couple other supplies to make something delicious and create tons of fun! Here’s all you need:
How to Make Festive 4th of July Fruit Wands
- Prep the watermelon. Slice the watermelon into 1/2 to 1 inch round slices, and then cut out star shapes using a three-inch star-shaped cookie cutter.
- Skewer the fruit. Gently slide the blueberries on wooden skewers and finally place a watermelon star on the top. Or place a few blueberries then a watermelon star and repeat until the skewer is filled.
- Display. Place the skewers in a tall glass or in decorated floral foam as an edible centerpiece.
Festive 4th of July Fruit Wands Video
Tips for Making 4th of July Fruit Wands
- Assemble with Care. When assembling the skewers, be gentle while threading the fruits onto the skewers to avoid crushing the blueberries or damaging the delicate watermelon shapes.
- Use seedless watermelon. This helps you not have to dig out seeds and risk messing up the star shapes you cut out.
- Any red, white and blue fruit will work. So if you’re in the mood for raspberries, strawberries or even some bananas or apples, add them to these fruit kabobs for the perfect red, white and blue healthy treat!
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.
More 4th of July Recipes
- Red, White & Blue Pops
- Fourth of July Parfaits
- American Flag Toast
- Red, White and Blue Parfaits
- Festive 4th of July Recipes for a Crowd
Let me know in the comments what recipes you’re making for the 4th this year! And tag me on social media if you make any Weelicious creations!
4th of July Fruit Wands
- 1 watermelon preferably seedless
- 2 pints blueberries
- 20 wooden skewers
- Slice the watermelon into 1 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. Or add blueberries and watermelon stars in whatever order you prefer!
- Place the skewers in a tall glass or in decorated floral foam as an edible centerpiece.