Red, White and Blue – Patriotic Fruit Salad with Marshmallow Stars

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl or cup. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

You all know that I love to “keep it simple” here on the blog. This Patriotic Fruit Salad with Marshmallow Stars is one of the easiest fun treats I’ve made to date! I don’t know a kid or adult that can pass up a fruit salad, especially one with marshmallow stars. Come on in and I’ll show you how I created this super cute patriotic fruit salad in a watermelon bowl or individual fruit salad in a cup

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl or cup. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Here is the individual  cup version…

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

 Here’s the watermelon version. A fruit salad with a side of marshmallow. Yum! 

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Here’s What You’ll Need for this fun Patriotic Fruit Salad in a Watermelon Bowl: (Individual Cup Instructions – below)

  • An Oblong Seedless Watermelon 
  • Fresh blueberries – 1 or more packages
  • Fresh blackberries – 1 or more packages
  • Fresh strawberries – 1 or more packages
  • Straws for the marshmallows (use patriotic colors to go with our theme) – I used 5 – If you’d like to set out both halves of the watermelon, double the straws 
  • *I only made 1/2 of the watermelon into a fruit salad and sliced the other half up into regular ol’ watermelon slices 
  • 5 or more flat marshmallows – Kraft makes these for S’mores
  • Star shaped cookie cutter – I used a 1&3/4 inch star cookie cutter. Just find one that is slightly smaller than the marshmallows

Instructions: (for each half) 

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • use your cookie cutter to cut marshmallow star shapes out of the marshmallows 
  • push a straw through the bottom of each marshmallow star
  • set those aside
  • Cut the watermelon in half 
  • Grab a large bowl and scoop the watermelon from 1/2 out into the bowls
  • cut the watermelon into bite sized chunks
  • Add rinsed blueberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries
  • Scoop the fruit mixture back into the watermelon half – you’ll have extra. Use that to refill the watermelon as it gets low on fruit
  • trim the straws so they are just a few inches over the fruit salad when you push them in
  • when you’re ready to serve, push the star marshmallow straws into the fruit salad and enjoy! 

Simple Fruit Cups:

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl or cup. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Seedless Watermelon 
  • Fresh blueberries – 1 or more packages
  • Fresh blackberries (optional) – 1 or more packages
  • Fresh strawberries – 1 or more packages
  • Straws for the marshmallows (use patriotic colors to go with our theme) – I used 5 – If you’d like to set out both halves of the watermelon, double the straws 
  • 5 or more flat marshmallows – Kraft makes these for S’mores
  • Star shaped cookie cutter – I used a 1&3/4 inch star cookie cutter. Just find one that is slightly smaller than the marshmallows

Instructions:

Red, White and Blue Easy to make Patriotic Fruit Salad in a watermelon bowl or cup. Great fun treat for the kids on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Fourth of July or summer picnic parties! www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • use your cookie cutter to cut marshmallow star shapes out of the marshmallows 
  • push a straw through the bottom of each marshmallow star
  • set those aside
  • Cut the watermelon in half 
  • Grab a large bowl and scoop the watermelon  into the bowls
  • cut the watermelon into bite sized chunks
  • Add rinsed blueberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries
  • Scoop the fruit mixture into individual cups. You’ll probably have extra – You can place a bowl out for refills
  • trim the straws so they are just a few inches over the fruit salad when you push them in
  • when you’re ready to serve, push the star marshmallow straws into the fruit cups and enjoy! 
  • *if you are using paper straws, you’ll probably want to wait until you’re at least only 1 hour from party time to insert those. The paper will eventually break down from the moist fruit

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~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do


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