Fruit Sparklers

July 1, 2012 by Jenny Melrose
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My nephew and sister are on their way here and I wanted Riley and Aidan (my nephew & godson) to have a cute, healthy snack once he got here.  My first attempt with carving watermelon went so well with my baseball mitt fruit salad that I thought it was time to try out something else.  I decided on using cookies cutters to create sparklers.  So fun!

I started out by cutting about a one inch slice of watermelon.  I then placed my star cookie cutter in the flesh of the watermelon and pressed down.  It popped out perfectly!  Riley was sleeping while I made these, but the next time I will definitely have her help me because she’ll be able to use the cookie cutter with ease.

This honestly was one of the easiest things I’ve ever done.  So perfect!

I then used bamboo sticks that are normally used for kabobs, which is what we use for our steak bites shish kabobs.  I simply pierced two blueberries and then added a watermelon star.  As an elementary school teacher, I’m all about patterns for Riley.  I always seem to have an end game.  I made sure not to pierce through the last star so it gave it a finished sparkler look.  I love how they came out. They are perfect for any summer picnic.

Linking to:
Tatertots and Jello, Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo, Six Sisters StuffPositively SpledidI Heart Nap Time, DIY Showoff, Under the Table & DreamingSkip to My Lou, Craftomaniac,
Keeping It Simple, Serendipity and Spice, Alderberry Hill, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog, Creatively Living , A Bowl Full of Lemons, Primp, Someday Crafts, Oopsey Daisy, Uncommon Designs Online, Somewhat Simple, Crafty Scrappy Happy, Delightful Order, My Romantic Home, Nap Time Crafters, Stuff and Nonsense, One Artsy Mama,

and these great parties!

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    Comments

  • Jill


    So cute! And healthy too! Perfect treat for a hot summer day!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  • meet.make.laugh.


    This is making me want some watermelon…. what a simple way to add some visible appeal to any table!

  • Pamela


    Now how cute is that, I will be copying off of you and make this for our pool playdate, the kids will love this 🙂 Thanks for sharing my friend!

  • Marilyn Clark


    YUMMY…what an amazing idea and patriotic too!

  • Katalina Jewelry


    These are so cute! I'm in charge of fruit for the 4th…might just have to give this idea a try! Thanks for sharing – found you at Craft-O-Maniac Monday party.

  • Jen


    Ooh, thanks for sharing. I think I will bring this to our family party on Wednedsday!

  • Mama Jodi


    What a fun idea. These are adorable. Jodi @ http://www.meaningfulmama.com

  • Catherine G-E


    I love them! Such a simple but really stunning idea. And a great way to get kids into the more healthy snacks!

  • Cari and Cortnee @ Two Sasters


    LOVE this!!! So cute and simple!

  • Kristy Reopelle


    What a great idea!! Might see these at our house on the 4th!! Thanks!!!

  • Rachel @lifeasMrs


    So cute- I'm doing this same thing almost for Wednesday for a party i'm going to. But I'm adding brownie bites and marshmallows. thanks for the helpful tips!

  • Megan {Honey We're Home}


    Adorable and easy- just like I like it! Happy Independence Day to you!

  • S. Franklin


    I'm planning to try something similar to this because kids love fun shapes and pretty much anything on a stick. Cute and healthy.

  • Carrie @ My Favorite Finds


    Very cute! I am sharing these on my FB page tomo!

  • Amy - while wearing heels


    You are going to put the people at edible arrangements out of business. This is adorable!

  • Tamsyn


    These are so cute!! I did a similar thing for my son and his cousins on valentines day, they loved it too 🙂

  • Karen Macklin


    I love these! I'm going to make them for the 4th. Thanks for the idea.

  • Karen


    So cute!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am a new follower 🙂

  • Donna Wilkes


    Healthy and darling!

  • Our Delightful Home


    This is such a cute idea.

    Mrs. Delightful
    http://www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  • CrazyNutsMom


    That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing the idea!

  • Carole


    Hits the spot for me – beautiful healthy and fun.
    I found you on Live.Laugh.Rowe's linky. I linked in a salmon platter with corn and crispy roasted potatoes. Have a super week.

  • STLScorpio31


    I love easy-to-throw-together food! Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  • Patricia Purcell


    These are adorable! My kids would have fun making (and eating) these.

  • Patti @ Pandoras Box


    What a great idea – so festive!

  • Heidi Fowler


    Those look yummy! Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

  • CSI girl


    This is fantastic! I hope you will link this up to The CSI project this week starting Wednesday. The challenge is Frozen treats and Push Up Pops. You just might win.
    Each day we have a fun tutorial and on Wednesday you can start linking up!
    Come on over!
    http://www.thecsiproject.com

  • Karen At Home


    Love these!!! My toddler and hubs would eat these up. Hope you had a happy 4th!

  • Mackenzie


    My son is so into watermelon right now that I think he would love these. Thank you for sharing at Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week.
    -Mackenzie
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

  • Carrie


    So cute!! I pinned it to my Patriotic Board so I can remember it next year! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  • Lauren @ mercy(INK)


    How sweet & simple! great idea 🙂

    Please consider linking up at All Things (Heart)&(Home) Link Party – open through Sunday – at http://www.mercyINKblog.com

    blessings!
    lauren

  • izmir escort


    Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

  • izmir escort


    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  • stacyknows (@stacyknows)


    These are incredibly cute and easy. I am buying cookie cutter immmediuately

  • Cristina


    Gorgeus idea! Hugs Cristina

  • rdukes


    Super cute idea, Jenny!

  • Trish - Mom On Timeout


    These are so cute Jenny! I know they would new a big hit at my house 🙂

  • now at home mom


    Oh! I like your idea of using a cookie cutter to cut the watermelon; I will give this cute idea a try! 🙂 Ingrid (stopping by from keep calm and link up party)

  • Brenda @ Chatting Over Chocolate


    How fun and festive!! Pinned! 😉 Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous Memorial Day, Jenny! :*)

  • Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons


    What a great idea! We would love for you to share with our Kitchen Fun & Crafty Friday link party!:) Just put it up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/05/kitchen-fun-crafty-friday-link-party.html

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