- 1 large round seedless watermelon
- Witch template
- Kitchen knife & paring knife
- Cutting board
- Green dry erase marker
- Large bowl
- Scoop & Melon baller
- Battery operated candle or light
- Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
- On a cutting board, place the watermelon on its side and cut 1/4”-1/2” directly opposite from the stem, being careful not to cut to deep into the white part of the rind. This will provide a sturdy base.
- Use the large ice cream scoop to scoop out a large red ball to create the red bird from the center. Hollow out the top half of the watermelon with a spoon or scoop, reserving the watermelon pieces to dice up for blocks for decorating. Cut a rectangle out of the base section, leaving a flat surface on each side of the middle. Reserve a small piece of the outer green top half for the pig noses.
- Using the paring knife, cut a 3-4” round circle from the upper back side of the watermelon, starting just below the stem and reserve this lid. Hollow out the watermelon with a scoop or melon baller, reserving the watermelon pieces to make your melon balls to use around your watermelon carving.
- Dry off any watermelon juice from the exterior and outline the witch template using the dry erase marker.
- Use the paring knife to cut away the outline of the witch, being careful to leave parts of the witch attached.
- Wipe off any excess dry erase lines and clean up the edges of your cuts. Place on a platter, garnish with watermelon balls, add the battery operated light inside and replace the lid to allow the light to glow better.