How to Cut Watermelon Sticks

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Discover the best way to cut watermelon sticks for a mess-free, mouthwatering summer treat that's perfect for kids and adults alike!

Summer is in full swing, and that means it’s the season of backyard barbecues, pool parties, and outdoor picnics. And what’s a quintessential summer fruit that makes an appearance at almost every gathering? You guessed it – watermelon!

Now, you might be thinking, “Cutting watermelon? That’s easy!” But hold on – have you ever struggled with wedges that are too big to fit in your mouth, juice dripping everywhere, and sticky hands that you just can’t seem to clean?

Well, I’ve got a game-changing hack for you that will revolutionize the way you cut and enjoy watermelon.

Introducing… the Watermelon Sticks! 

jackie akerberg of jackfruitful kitchen happily holding a orange watermelon stick

How to Cut Watermelon Sticks in 5 easy steps!

Step 1: Slice the watermelon in half. You’ll have two manageable halves to work with.

Step 2: Lay one half cut side down on a clean surface. This will provide stability as you work your magic.

Step 3: Slice off the rounded edges of the watermelon to create a square-shaped piece. This step might feel a bit unconventional, but trust me, it’s the secret to the perfect watermelon sticks.

Step 4: Now comes the fun part! Make 1-inch slices all the way across the watermelon. You’ll end up with beautiful watermelon planks that are easy to hold and eat.

Step 5: Rotate the watermelon 180 degrees and repeat step 4. Voilà! You’ve got a plate full of watermelon sticks that are ready to be devoured.

But wait, there’s more! This method isn’t just about convenience. Watermelon sticks are not only easier to eat but also make a fantastic presentation. Imagine serving a platter of these vibrant sticks at your next gathering – they’ll be a hit among kids and adults alike!

So, the next time you’re craving a refreshing summer snack, skip the traditional wedges and give Watermelon Sticks a try. Trust me, once you’ve experienced the mess-free, hassle-free joy of eating watermelon this way, you’ll never go back. Plus, it’s an excellent opportunity to involve the kids in the kitchen – they’ll love helping you make these fun and delicious treats!

If you liked this hack and you’re interested in seeing more of my simple and effective kitchen hacks make sure you visit Learn with Jackie this is the special spot on my site that I dish out all my secrets as well as money and time savers!

If there is a hack that you don’t see on my Learn with Jackie page make sure you comment down below or send me a message! Suggestions are always welcome! 

Happy Slicing Summer Loves!

Jackie Akerberg

Author of the Clean Vegan Cookbook, Food Blogger and Recipe Developer from Des Moines, Iowa. 

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How to cut Watermelon Sticks

Stop slicing your watermelon any other way. This is the best way to cut your watermelon for a mess-free, easy to eat, delicious summer snack! SO much easier to fit in your mouth than wedges and great for kids!
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Learn with Jackie
Cuisine: Learn with Jackie
Keyword: how to, learn with jackie, watermelon


  • knife


  • watermelon


  • Slice in half
  • Lay cut side down
  • Slice off the edges to create a square shape
  • Make 1” slices all the way across
  • Rotate 180° and repeat!
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