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Bat Jack O'Melon

 Materials
  • 2 round watermelons- preferably yellow for the body
  • Kitchen & paring knives
  • Cutting board
  • Green dry-erase marker (preferably washable)
  • Large bowl & spoon
  • Candy corns
  • 4-6" wooden skewers
  • Toothpicks
  • Candle or light
 Instructions
  1. Wash the watermelons under cool running water & pat dry.
  2. On a cutting board, place the roundest watermelon on its side & cut off 1/4"-1/2" of the stem end, being careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind. This will provide a sturdy base.
  3. Using the dry-erase marker, draw two eyes, an oval for a nose and a smiling mouth that would resemble a bat. Draw two ears and an outline of a forehead, continuing the line around to make the top for the bat that will be removed.
  4. Use a knife to carefully cut away the inside of the eyes, nose and mouth and also around the top of the watermelon. Remove the top of the watermelon & hollow out the watermelon with the spoon, reserving the fruit to use in a fruit salad or punch.
  5. On the second watermelon use the dry-erase marker to draw 2 bat wings (the top of the wings will have two points & the bottom of the wing will have three points.)
  6. Use a knife to carefully cut the wings out, reserving the inside of the watermelon to make fruit salad or punch.
  7. Attach the wings to the side of the watermelon bat with the wooden skewers and use the toothpicks to attach the candy-corn as fangs for the bat.
  8. Insert a candle to light up your bat.
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