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If you're looking for a festive, last minute side for your 4th of July celebration, these fruit skewers are perfect and so easy to make!
4th of July Fruit Skewers
These 4th of July fruit skewers are a great way to bring a little bit if patriotic flair to your holiday gathering – without a ton of work! These little “sparklers” make such an impression because they are just too cute and involve some of your favorite summer fruit – watermelon and blueberries. I love how easy they are to make, and they only take about 10 minutes to assemble.
Supplies needed for 4th of July Fruit Skewers
- Whole, seedless watermelon
- 1 pint fresh blueberries (the firmer the better for this)
- Wood skewers (you can grab a pack from Walmart for under $1)
- Star shaped cookie cutters (I love this multi-pack with different sizes to choose from!)
Want to have cubed watermelon on the side? Here's how to cut watermelon the EASY way!
How to make these fruit skewer sparklers
Start by soaking your skewers in water for about 15 minutes. You can just fill a large cup with water and stand the skewers up in it. This avoids them splintering when you add the fruit.
Cut your watermelon into large, round slices – about 1″ thick.
Next, grab your cookie cutters and begin stamping out star shapes from the watermelon slice and set aside. You can turn the star a little bit to get the most watermelon out of each slice. If there are leftovers, you've got a little snack for the chef!
Once your skewers have soaked, add your blueberries. Thread the blueberries onto the skewer, making sure the skewer is in the center of the blueberry so it doesn't fall off. Leave about 3-4″ at the bottom as a handle. If you can, use firmer blueberries for this so they're a little sturdier. Depending on the size of your blueberries, you'll use about 10 berries per skewer. Leave space at the top to add the watermelon star (depending on the size of the star, you'll need about 1-2″ at the top to secure the watermelon).
Finally, top with your watermelon star! These are best served cold so chill in the fridge until your 4th of July festivities begin.
Another fun fruit option for 4th of July is our gorgeous berry trifle. More ways to wow your guests without a ton of work!
What fruit to use for 4th of July fruit skewers
Watermelon and blueberries are a great mix of red and blue, but you can mix in other fruit for more variety! Substitute or add in blackberries with the blueberries, or alternate with pineapple cubes in between the berries for a little variety.
Want to bring dessert to your 4th of July gathering, too? Here are some of our favorite Independence Day Desserts!
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