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.

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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!

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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.

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4th of July Fruit Wands

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 20 skewers

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Sugar: 17g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 90kcal | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 22g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

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  2. […] got the idea for fruit skewers and cupcakes from Pinterest.They were both a huge […]

  3. […] now moving into the healthier portion of this post. I modeled these after my friend Catherine’s Fourth of July Wands on Weelicious. Both of my kids love wands of any kind — these definitely piqued their interest when they […]

  4. I’d love to feature this recipe and a photo in an upcoming Find Me Gluten Free blog post. The blog post will be linked in our monthly newsletter that is sent out to over 80,000 gluten-free consumers. Do I have permission to include a photo of this recipe on our blog? I am not planning to post the full recipe and instructions, but rather just include the title of the recipe that links to the original recipe on this site and a photo.

  5. I’d love to post a picture and link to this great recipe on your blog on my new fun-and-healthy-eating-for-kids blog (barbarajeanhicks.com/blog) on July 4th. May I have your permission?

  6. You are welcome to use a photo as long as you link back to the original article and credit Weelicious! 🙂

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