Watermelon Penguin

Jun 20 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon Penguin

Watermelon Penguin

Learn how to carve this adorable and creative watermelon penguin. It is the perfect addition to any kind of party or gathering, particularly around the holiday time.

Materials

1 medium-to-large watermelon – slightly oblong in shape
Kitchen Knife & paring knife
Chopping board
Green dry erase marker or sharp pencil
Vegetable peeler
Blueberries
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
Blue Gelatin cubes for water

Watermelon Penguin

Watermelon Penguin

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry the watermelon.
  2. Cut 1/4″ from one end of the watermelon to create a strong base.
  3. Position the watermelon on it’s new base and draw in the penguin design with a marker pen, using the image above as a reference.
  4. Next about 2/3rd from the top, starting on the opposite side from the penguin design draw a horizontal line to indicate where the bow will be.
  5. Carefully cut along your line, taking care not to cut through the penguin.
  6. Remove all flesh from the bowl and reserve to use later in the fruit salad.
  7. Give the penguin some details by using the vegetable peeler to remove the dark green rind on the belly and face.
  8. Watermelon flesh that was removed earlier can be used to make a bow tie, nose and beak, which can all be secured using toothpicks.
  9. Finally fill the bowl with fruit salad and place on a platter of blue gelatin.