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Cheshire Cat

 Materials
  • 1 Large Oval Seedless Watermelon
  • 1 Oblong Seeded or Seedless Watermelon
  • Green Dry Erase Marker
  • Large Kitchen Knife & Paring Knife
  • Channel knife
  • Skewers & toothpicks
  • Melon Baller
  • Pins for eyes
  • 2 Black Olives
  • 1 Strawberry
 Instructions
  1. Wash the watermelons under cool running water and pat dry. Using the large kitchen knife slice off about 1/2” from the bottom of the oval watermelon to create a sturdy base.
  2. Use the dry erase marker to draw an outline of the Cheshire cat face, hair tufts, eyes, eyebrows, mouth and teeth.Use the channel knife and paring knife to trim away the design so the features of the Cheshire cat face begin to take shape.
  3. Use the paring knife to cut away the outline from the top half of the carving and away from the back to create a fruit bowl. Pull away any excess pieces of the rind from the back of the carving.
  4. Use the melon baller to hollow out the carving and have fruit to fill the carving.
  5. From the Oblong watermelon cut a candy cane shaped tail from the rind and use to excess watermelon as fruit to serve or to make watermelon juice. Attach the tail to the back of the carving using wooden skewers. Attach 1/2 of the strawberry with the top removed as the nose with toothpicks and the black olives as eyes with the pins.
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