Patriotic Fruit Skewers - Celebrate Red, White and Blue!

Make these for your next celebration or BBQ

By Anna Hall, Hickory, NC Publisher Mom June 2, 2023

These red, white and blue skewers are healthy and cute for Fourth of July festivities. They are simple to put together and kids can help with assembly. This fun snack will be a hit with the young and the old.

Anna Hall

Patriotic Fruit Skewers


  • Red:  1 pint strawberries, hulled, washed and dried - Note: you can also use cherries, red grapes or watermelon for the red color; or for the extra touch, use a cookie cutter to cut star shapes out of watermelon
  • White:  Mini or star-shape marshmallows Note: You can also use banana slices or pound cake instead - cut into a star shape if you like
  • Blue:  1 pint blueberries - washed and dried
  • wooden skewers

Macaroni Tip:  If you can't find the star-shaped marshmallows, you might find the flat squares for s'mores or you can use regular marshmallows rolled out with a rolling pin on a piece of parchment / wax paper and cut with a small, star-shaped cookie cutter. The marshmallows get a little sticky being rolled out like that, so we dusted with powdered sugar. 


  1. To make the fruit skewers, thread the strawberries, blueberries and marshmallows in whatever pattern you'd like. I made them all mixed up but have seen them all made in one pattern - red strawberry on top, white marshmallows in the middle and blue blueberries at the bottom and they turn out cute that way too.

Have fun and enjoy!