Freeze pops are fun, but, so is fresh fruit! Honeydew melon is s-w-e-e-t all on it’s own, but with a few key additions, you can have a super easy Froggy Fruit Pop. When you’re finished making this creative, but easy little bite, snack time has become fun time all while combining craft time! And, while you’re eating it…grab a Froggy book & throw in a little story time & you’ve got summer fun well under way & covered on all bases.
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Froggy Melon Heads by Jodie Fitz
Cake pop/candy sticks*
Black Frosting Gel
Cut the honeydew melon in half and remove the seeds.
Use a large melon scoop to create melon balls. You can use a cookie or ice cream scoop, but if they have a release lever on them, just don’t squeeze as you scoop.
Add a stick to the bottom of the melon ball.
Insert the candy eyes into the top of the melon.
Use the black gel to add a smiley face.
Is my honeydew melon ripe? slightly press on the round part on one end where the melon was connected to the vine. If it’s soft & smells sweet, you’ve got a winner!
Honeydew Fun Facts:
* Did you know that honeydew melon is filled with vitamin C?
* Did you know that honeydew melon is part of the cucurbitaceae (gourd) family, which is divided into fruits (melons) and vegetables (squashes, pumpkins, and cucumbers)?
* Did you know that Cavaillon, a town in Provence, France, considers itself the world capital of melons?
*You can find candy eyes & cake pop/candy sticks in the baking aisle at your local Market 32 & Price Chopper Stores.