- 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.
To learn more refreshing watermelon facts, check out www.watermelon.org.
Check out our Authentic Florida Watermelon Gazpacho Soup recipe: http://www.authenticflorida.com/articles/what-to-eat/watermelon-gazpacho-soup/
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