The children will go crazy for this watermelon angry birds carving. It can be used as both a fruit bowl and a centerpiece and would make a great addition to any children’s party.
1 seeded watermelon – large and oblong
1 yellow watermelon
1 honeydew melon
Black licorice rope
Kitchen knife & paring knife
Green dry erase pen
- Rinse and dry the watermelon
- Cut 1/4″ from one side of the melon to create a solid base. Now cut the watermelon in half lengthways and put the top to one side to use later.
- Remove all of the flesh from the top section in large pieces so you can make the red bird and some blocks. From the base piece cut out a rectangular section from where the catapult will be inserted. Use the image above as a guide.
- Take the yellow watermelon and cut it in half.Take a large chunk out that will be used to make the yellow bird. It is best to do this with an ice cream scoop and then cut the sides to make it more triangular.Left over yellow melon can be used diced up and around the catapult.
- Cut the honeydew melon in half and use the melon baller to create the pigs.
- Daikon radish can be used to add some detail such as for the birds belly and for eyes. Licorice string is effective for the birds eyebrows and details on the pigs and carrot for the birds beaks. Everything can be secured together using toothpicks.
- Insert a Y-shaped sling shot into one side of the base and position the two big birds close to it using toothpicks or skewers. On the opposite side stack up some watermelon cubes to resemble the blocks and scatter the pigs around.
- Finally fill the center with a mixture of watermelon and honeydew balls and cubes.
Remember the birds and pigs contain many toothpicks so they cannot be eaten.