- 1 medium-to-large oval or oblong watermelon (seeded or seedless)
- Kitchen knife & paring knife
- Cutting board
- Green dry erase marker or ¾”-1” thick
- Painter’s trim tape
- Vegetable peeler
- Large bowl & spoon or scoop
- Toothpicks or straight pins
- Watermelon cubes
- Watermelon nose, bow-tie, feet and beak (eyeball images to trim)
- Blue gelatin cubes for water
- Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
- On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut off 1/4”-1/2” from the stem end, this will provide a sturdy base.
- Stand the watermelon upright on the base. Use a dry erase marker to do a simple outline of a penguin’s body, head and wings, using the front 1/2-1/3 of the watermelon. Use the carving image to sketch approximate shape.
- 1/3 the way from the bottom of the watermelon, draw a straight line around the back, being careful not to go through your penguin outline, this will create your serving bowl.
- Use the knife of your choice to carefully cut around and away your outline, leaving just the bowl & penguin attached.
- Hollow out the watermelon serving bowl portion with a spoon or scoop, reserving the watermelon pieces to make diced watermelon for filling.
- Use a vegetable peeler or paring knife to carve away the green skin of the watermelon to expose the white underneath to add detail for the face, cheeks, and belly.
- Scrap watermelon pieces can be made into a beak, bow tie, & web feet. Affix the beak, bow tie & 2 blueberries for eyes with toothpicks or straight-pins.
- Fill the bowl with cut fruit, place on a serving platter and place blue gelatin inside.