A fun and fruity activity with the kids! Who said you can't play with your food? Not in this house. We're making these super cute Magic Fairy Fruit Wands with simple, easy fruit and a little fun candy flair.
It's the end of February here in New England and we're all a little sick of each other. It's been super cold the last couple of weeks and you know with the world being the way it is right now, it meant A LOT of time stuck in the house and Mama is pulling out every low effort activity possible.
Magic fairy fruit wands?! Yes yes yes. My kids love dress up, fruit, and making a mess. So even if a little watermelon gets on the floor during a wave of a wand, it's all in good fun.
And it counts as snack time!
(Plus, let's be honest. If it's not watermelon on the floor, it's cheerios, or crackers, or me crying wondering if Spring is ever going to come.)
How to make Magic Fairy Fruit Wands
What you'll need:
- heavy-duty long skewers (affiliate link!) OR two thin skewers for each wand.
- pizza cutter
- star, heart, or snowflake-shaped cookie cutter
- cutting board
- watermelon + your favorite fruit!
- fruit by the foot or some sort of thin fruit leather
To make these fruit wands, you need to slice the watermelon into rounds.
TIP: the thickness of your watermelon rounds is how thick the star/heart will be on the top of the wand. Cut the watermelon rounds thinner than the cookie cutters.
Lay the rounds flat and cut out your wand toppers! We did snowflakes because that's what I could find and we're Elsa obsessed, so it fits. You can use any style of the cookie cutter to fit the theme of your day.
Leftover watermelon can be cut and used for snacking later or make these watermelon basil limeade drinks. They're non-alcoholic and my kiddos loved them!
Unwrap the fruit by the foot or fruit leather. Using the pizza cutter, cut the fruit leather into 10 to 12-inch strips to make the ribbons for the fruit wands.
On the skewers, stack your berries, grapes, and whichever fruit you picked. Leave about 2 inches from the top of the skewer. Wrap the candy 'ribbons around the skewer and top with your watermelon star!
Bippity boppity boo, you've got fruit fairy wands! I don't know about you but the first thing I'm going to do is use my magic to clean the house and make the laundry fold itself. How about you?
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Magic Fairy Fruit Wands
- 1 small watermelon
- 1 pound red grapes
- ½ pound blackberries
- ½ pound strawberries
- 2 rolls fruit leather (we used Fruit by the Foot)
- heavy duty skewers
- star or heart-shaped cookie cutter
- Cut the watermelon. Cut the watermelon into 1-inch rounds. Using a star cookie cutter, cut out pieces of watermelon and set them aside. (Cut any leftover watermelon into cubes to snack on later.)
- Slice. Using a pizza cutter, slice the fruit leather into 10 to 12-inch pieces, then into two strings per piece.
- Build the wands. On each skewer, add pieces of berries and grapes leaving about 2 inches from the top. Tie the fruit leather "strings" to the skewer in between the top of the berries and below the watermelon. Place the watermelon star on the top of the skewer without the top poking through.
- If making these for small kids, trim the pointed part of the skewer before placing the watermelon star on top.
- When selecting fruit for the wands, pick fruit with skin or that isn't very 'wet' to the touch like strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and grapes.
- Use heavy-duty skewers or two thin skewers per wand as the watermelon toppers can get a little heavy once all the fruit is stacked on the skewer.
- If making these in advance, wait to add the fruit leather ribbons otherwise the moisture from the fruit will make them sticky and wet while the fruit wands sit.
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