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!

Check out the video below for another great way to serve watermelon to a crowd of guests.

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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.

  2. Okay, this is a brilliant idea! Can’t wait to try it out.

  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.

  4. Such a smart idea, Heidi!

  5. How brilliant! Where has this been all my life?

  6. Joyce @ It's Your Life says

    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!

  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.

  10. We have a bridal shower on Sunday. This would be perfect to take

  11. I love this cute idea Heidi! My Grandkids would love it..so fun!

  12. Pinned and will be sharing on FB!! Love this clever idea!

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays

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

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