Watermelon NASCAR® Race Car

Jun 20 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon NASCAR® Race Car

Watermelon NASCAR® Race Car

Perfect for race car fans is this carved watermelon NASCAR race car. Its both a fruit bowl and a brilliantly creative table feature piece.

Materials

1 watermelon – large and oblong
Racecar template
Kitchen knife & paring knife
Chopping board
Green dry erase marker pen
Channel knife or top of a vegetable peeler
Dowels & toothpicks
Decorations (optional)- Tires playing cards or photocopies, racing stickers, racing
flags, assorted cookie cutters
Hot glue gun

Watermelon NASCAR® Race Car

Watermelon NASCAR® Race Car

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the watermelon.
  2. Cut 1/4″ from one side of the watermelon to provide a solid base.  Cut the melon in half length ways, keep the top half to cut out the shape of the car.
  3. Remove the flesh from both sides of the melon and keep to use diced up in the fruit salad.
  4. Use the NASCAR template to draw the outline of the car and then carefully cut it out. With a channel knife carve in the details such as the windows, doors and bumpers.
  5. Stickers or photocopies can be used for the wheels and a thick slice of watermelon cut into your favorite number can be secured to the side of the car with toothpicks.
  6. Secure the car to the back of the watermelon with wooden skewers and then fill the base with your fruit salad.
  7. Download the Nascar Outline Picture