How to Cut a Watermelon into Sticks

This tutorial will teach you how to cut a watermelon into sticks. Cutting it this way makes it easy for little ones to manage and great for potlucks. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that I’ve never cut a watermelon the traditional way. I had somewhat of a watermelon aversion until a couple months ago. Growing up I always remembered it being warm and mushy and haven’t really loved it ever since. I recently gave it another go and turns out nothing beats crisp, cold watermelon on a hot summer day. I recently bought a watermelon and remembered seeing something about cutting it into sticks on my friend Kaela’s blog, Cookin’ and Kickin’. I’ve always left the watermelon cutting to my husband. Part of me is terrified my knife will slip and I’ll cut my hand off. I didn’t actually read Kaela’s post until after I cut the watermelon so I did it a little differently.

How to Cut A Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate Everything  How to Cut Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate EverythingStart off with your watermelon and a sharp knife.

How to Cut Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate EverythingMine was round and not terrible big so I started off slicing it in half. How to Cut Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate EverythingThen you take one half and make about 2-inch slices going in one direction.

How to Cut Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate EverythingThen take your knife a carefully cut 2-inch slices going in the other direction. This is the technique similar to my Bloomin’ Onion Bread.

How to Cut Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate Everything

 The very ends you will discard but the rest will be these beautiful sticks!

How to Cut Watermelon Into Sticks | The Girl Who Ate Everything There are a couple of tricks if you have a really big watermelon. If you’re watermelon is huge, then your sticks are going to be super long. You can remedy that by cutting a section out as shown above and then cutting with the method I discussed.  watermelon-5

 Enjoy! Hope this helps!

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  1. Super handy for reunions and summer parties! I know I’ll be using this trick! Thanks!

  2. I always leave the cutting to Brett too!

  3. What a great idea! Thanks.

  4. Perfect for the 4th of July

  5. Super fun trick! I’m going to try this next time we have watermelon.

  6. Perfect—thanx—

  7. I just discovered your webpage and I love it.. ~ thanks for sharing you’re ideas.

  8. I’m the only one in my house who eats watermelon so I usually end up just getting those “personal” sized ones, cutting it in half, then eating the melon with a spoon out of the rind “bowl”. :) I’ll have to remember this method for the next time I get a larger one!

  9. What a great idea! Thank you!

  10. No, no, no don’t discard the ends. They make perfect tasters to keep little and big fingers out of the pretty sticks until it is time to serve. Besides we have to test and make sure the melon is sweet right.

  11. I love this idea! I usually cut wedges, but often those pieces are too big. These are the big size for finger food.

  12. I can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!!

  13. I have never thought of this. Thank you for the post.

  14. My new favorite way the cut watermelon! Thanks