Saturday, July 14, 2012


Monster Melon!!

It's watermelon season, and everybody loves a monster!  Inspired by the many shark-melons I've seen lately, I decided to make a Monster Melon...partly because I knew my kids would love it, and partly because when I tried to make a shark it looked much more like a monster!

To make this lovely monster, start with half a watermelon.  Hollow out the edible red part and set it aside.  Flip the melon upside down and carve out the mouth, using a serrated edge knife.  (It feels a bit like Halloween in July.)

The trickiest part for me was getting the mouth out.  It helped to cut the mouth shape, and then remove it in 4-5 smaller pieces.

Set the head in a bowl big enough to hold it and the fruit.  Carve out two small holes for the eyes.  Use two "trash" pieces of rind to make the eyes: cut off all red parts, and cut them so they will wedge inside the two eye holes.  Add raisins for the eyes.  Cut the fruit and dump it in the mouth.

Let your little monsters get their fruit!

And for an awesome shark tutorial, check out Kate's blog here!

I may share at any of these parties!


Keitha said...

This is adorable! Love the way you turned your shark into a monster. That is usually what happens to me when I am in the kitchen.

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Keitha! We did have a lot of fun with this guy!! My kitchen projects often take a bit of a twist from my original plan!