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Have Made It

Jaw-droppingly fun and one of the most popular carvings on the site!

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  1. Wash and dry the watermelon.
  2. Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle.
  3. Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to
    draw the mouth line and eye sockets.
  4. Cut out the mouth. Trim back a ó” line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area.
  5. Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3” intact at the base.
  6. Cut out the teeth, using a smaller utility knife.
  7. 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.
  8. Use the carved out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, shape as shown in the
    picture. Attach the fin using toothpicks.
  9. Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish.

Carving Video


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I made this for a Jimmy Buffet tailgate and people could not stop taking pictures of it. Very fun and easy, great instructions!


Can you polyethylene this to save it

Watermelon Board

We do not suggest you polyethylene watermelon carvings.