Snacks & Treats

Easy Snack: Rainbow Fruit Wands

Jul 20, 2016

On a hot summer day there is nothing quite as refreshing and delicious as fresh fruit. Here is a healthy, colorful snack that is fun to make, portable and sure to bring some smiles. Rainbow fruit wands!

To create you will need:

  • Wooden skewers
  • Fruit in all the colors of the rainbow
  • Cookie cutter

Bowls of fruit—watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, green grapes, red grapes and blackberries.

Here are some ideas of fruit to fill your rainbow:

Red fruit: watermelon, strawberries, red delicious apples, cherries, grapefruit, and raspberries

Orange fruit: Cantaloupe, orange, apricot, papaya

Yellow fruit: banana, lemon, peach, nectarine, mango, starfruit, golden delicious apple, pineapple

Green fruit: kiwi, honeydew melon, granny smith apple, concord grapes, lime, gooseberries

Blue fruit: blueberries, blackberries

Purple fruit: red grapes, purple grapes, plums, blackberries, boysenberries, dragon fruit

To begin:

Wash and cut your fruit into cubes (with the exception of cherries, berries, and grapes) and place into separate bowls.

Cut a slice of watermelon and then push the cookie cutter into the slice. This will give you a cute topper for the fruit wand.

A butterfly-shaped cookie cutter positioned over a slice of watermelon, ready to cut.

Thread fruit onto the skewer in the order of the rainbow.

Place your watermelon shape on the top and there you have it. Yummy and pretty rainbow wands!

Rainbow fruit wands with watermelon shape cut-outs at the top of each wand.

For display it works well to push the skewers into half of a watermelon.


Article Author Shanti Nordholt-McPhee
Shanti Nordholt-McPhee

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Shanti Nordholt-McPhee is one half of the blog Twig and Toadstool. The blog is primarily a natural based craft blog that she created with the help of her friend Maureen. They create beautiful crafts made out of natural and beautiful materials, things that are inspired by Mother Nature, embellished with glitter, whimsy and imagination! Shanti is a mother of two beautiful girls, ages eight and eleven, and she feels fortunate enough to live in a part of Eastern Ontario where she is surrounded by the beauty of the natural world and part of a community of parents who encourage creativity and JOY!

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