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Elmo

 Materials
  • Very Round Seedless Watermelon
  • Cutting Board
  • Kitchen knife and Paring knife
  • 3" Wooden Skewers
  • Clementine
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Blueberries
  • Round Cutter
 Instructions
  1. Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from the top and bottom, being careful not to cut to deep into the white part of the rind. This will provide a sturdy base.
  3. Use the kitchen knife to completely peel the watermelon down to the red forming a big red ball, reserving a wider piece of rind to make a mouth.
  4. Out of the reserved rind draw Elmos mouth and cut it out using a paring knife. Attach the mouth using two 3” wooden skewers towards the bottom third of Elmos face. Just above the center of the mouth insert a 3” wooden skewer in the center and attach a clementine (stem side in) for the nose.
  5. If desired use a round cookie cutter to make the large marshmallows more round for the eyes and attach each marshmallow with a 3” wooden skewer leaving about 1/4” of the skewer out of the marshmallow to attach the blueberries to.
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