Watermelon Shark

Jun 20 2012 in Watermelon by fruitcarving

Watermelon Shark

Watermelon Shark

Learn how to carve a watermelon into this awesome shark edible fruit arrangements. Ideal for birthday parties or  as a table centerpiece for dinner with friends or family.

Materials

1 watermelon, seeded or seedless and oblong in shape
1 Dry erase marker pen
Kitchen knife
Small utility knife
Swedish fish candies for decoration (optional)
Paring knife or alternatively use the tip of a vegetable peeler
2 large marbles
Toothpicks or wooden skewers

Watermelon Shark

Watermelon Shark

Instructions

  1.     Rinse watermelon under cool water and thoroughly dry.
  2.     Cut the watermelon diagonally about 1/3 of the way down.
  3.     Take the larger half and use the end you cut as the base. Use the marker pen to draw an outline of the mouth and eyes.
  4.     Carefully cut out the mouth section and then trim the dark green rind back to reveal the lighter rind underneath to use as the teeth.
  5.     Remove the inner red flesh via the mouth, leaving a thick layer at the base to keep the carving sturdy.
  6.     Use a small knife to cut out the pointy triangular teeth.
  7.     Take your melon scoop and create eye sockets large enough to insert marbles as the eye balls.
  8.     With the section of rind removed from the mouth, cut out the fin shape and secure in place using toothpicks.
  9.     Fill the shark’s mouth with pieces of watermelon and if so desired garnish with candied fish.