Watermelon carving is so much fun especially when you can carve Shark! Simply follow the instructions and gather the necessary materials and lets get started carving watermelons!


1 oblong, seeded watermelon
Dry erase marker
Large knife
Smaller utility knife
Large spoon
Paring knife (you can use the tip of a vegetable peeler)
2 large marbles, or other (cherry, blueberry, red grape, etc)
Toothpicks or wooden skewers
Swedish fish candies for garnish



  • Wash and dry the watermelon.
  • Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle.
  • Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to draw the mouth line and eye sockets.
  • Cut out the mouth. Trim back a ½" line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area.
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3" intact at the base.
  • Cut out the teeth, using a smaller utility knife.
  • Use melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large marbles. Then use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert marbles.
  • Use the carved out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, shape as shown in the picture. Attach the fin using toothpicks.
  • Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish.

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