Watermelon on a Stick — No Mess!

Today I’ve got a quick post with a quick and easy idea:  Watermelon on a stick! Turn this sticky snack into a portable treat.

Watermelon on a Stick-- All the yummy flavor without the sticky mess! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #familyreunion

I love watermelon, but I don’t love the sticky mess dripping down my arms!  (Okay–I’m not quite that messy, but my youngest kiddos are!) I discovered this idea last year at a church activity.  We had a picnic-style dinner, and it was so easy to grab a slice of watermelon without getting messy!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Cut the watermelon into slices, and then wedges.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut a slit through the green rind.
  3. Push a craft stick through the slit into the melon, leaving enough sticking out to form a handle
  4. Serve it at a huge gathering or to your favorite kiddos!

Watermelon on a Stick-- All the yummy flavor without the sticky mess! {OneCreativeMommy.com} #familyreunion


I had to laugh this morning.  After working on this post, I saw this same idea on another website!  I guess great minds think alike!

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  1. Oh, I love watermelon too! I almost buy watermelon every day, my family really loves it also! You really have a brilliant idea about putting a craft stick into a watermelon.
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  2. Okay, this is a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to try it out.
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  3. Now that’s a fun idea! I love watermelon but not really a fan of the mess. This is so much easier than cutting it into chunks! Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Such a smart idea, Heidi!
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  5. How brilliant! Where has this been all my life?
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  6. I love this idea, I have company coming Saturday which includes a three year old. I’m so going to use this, thanks for sharing, followed you here from the Do Tell Tuesdays link pary.

  7. This is such a cute and fun idea! I actually saw GRILLED watermelon for the first time today so perhaps grilled watermelon on a stick. WOW!
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  8. What a cute idea!

  9. That is just inspired. My kids love watermelon but everything just gets in a big old sticky mess when they try and eat it. I’ll have to give this a try instead.
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  10. We have a bridal shower on Sunday. This would be perfect to take
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  11. I love this cute idea Heidi! My Grandkids would love it..so fun!
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  12. Pinned and will be sharing on FB!! Love this clever idea!

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  13. This is brilliant, Heidi! Watermelon is always so messy. This is such a better way to serve it.
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