Summer Fruit Fun: Carving Watermelons

Have you seen those incredible watermelon carvings and always wanted to try to make one yourself?

I didn't think I could carve a watermelon, but after seeing the The National Watermelon Promotion Board, I know I can do it! They have a page with about 50 different ideas for Watermelon Carvings and there are some really impressive ideas. The best part is: you don't need to be a professional fruit carver to pull this off. Some of these ideas are elaborate, but others are completely do-able. I think I'm finally over my watermelon-carving-phobia and I'm probably going to make one this week for 4th of July dessert.

Here are some great resources:

Carving Tips & Carving Ideas

Watermelon Recipes

Watermelon Fun Facts & FAQ's also has a comprehensive Teacher Tool Kit which has everything from simple coloring sheets to watermelon themed printable worksheets for Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts.

Are you getting hungry for watermelon yet?

 Wouldn't this be great for an Angry Bird Birthday party?

 I know a few guys would wouldn't mind eating from this race car watermelon!

Have you ever done a watermelon carving? How did it turn out? Take a look at this T-Rex Watermelon at Life Without Pink.

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