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Watermelon Pops: A Tasty Summer Treat To Make With Your Toddler

By Jean Van't Hul |

We made watermelon pops this weekend as a Fourth of July treat. They were easy, healthy, and toddler friendly. I think we may just keep making them all summer long. They are that good (and that easy).

I love to bake with my kids, but now that it’s 90 degrees outside we’re not doing much baking. We don’t have air conditioning and turning on the oven would boost our house temperature too much to contemplate. So instead, I’ve been looking for no-bake recipes that we can make together.

I found the idea for these watermelon pops over at FamilyFun. The idea is so simple — use cookie cutters to cut out shapes from a slice of watermelon. They made stars; we made an assortment of crazy shapes (with our funky IKEA cookie cutters).

Spread the shapes out on a foil-covered cookie sheet, insert popsicle sticks into each, cover with another sheet of foil, then freeze until hard. We snacked on the extra watermelon bits that were left over, but you could also use them in a fruit salad or pop them into the blender for a quick watermelon slushie.

Take them out and enjoy when you are ready for a cool summer treat!

And if you have any other ideas for easy summer recipes to make with kids, I’d love to hear them!

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Jean Van't Hul

Jean Van't Hul is a writer at Artful Parent, and author of The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity. She has contributed DIY and children's arts crafts ideas for Babble, and continues to do so on her website. She resides in North Carolina with her husband and two children.

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0 thoughts on “Watermelon Pops: A Tasty Summer Treat To Make With Your Toddler

  1. Nicole says:

    We made some banana pops for a heartier, healthier afternoon snack and the kids liked them.

    Cut banana in quarters (1/2 for much bigger kids) and spear with a popsicle stick. Dip in yogurt and coat with crushed cereal. We used vanilla yogurt with gluten-free Cinnamon Chex. Crushed nuts would be yummy as well.

    Freeze on a cookie sheet before putting in bag to keep in freezer.

  2. Rashmie @MommyLabs says:

    Hey Jean,
    First of all – congratulations on writing for the Toddler Times at Babble. :)
    This is such a ‘cool’ idea – literally and figuratively!
    Watermelon is a favourite summer cooler in our house too and this simple but fun no-cook recipe will be loved by my daughter. Well, though she will still insist that I let her do “real” cooking! She’s so passionate about cooking these days..

  3. molly @ says:

    Ooh, I love it. We have a cutter that makes two dinosaurs out of one sandwich and it is great because the kids eat the whole thing (minus crust, which I eat) without even realizing it. They aren’t even really into dinosaurs but shapes are always more fun!

  4. Laura@art4littlehands says:

    I love this idea. I would never have thought of it. I will for sure be trying this soon.

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