I do find it strange that I hadn’t thought about carving a watermelon before. Its a lot like carving a pumpkin but much easier and rather then unavoidable messy scoop out and seed separation, delicious scoop out with very little mess. The National Watermelon Promotion Board (yes, there really is one!) has tons of ideas and suggestions for carving watermelon– one seemingly more clever than the next… needless to say I couldn’t resist a shark as my maiden carving voyage. Could there be a better centerpiece to your Shark Week Sunday Buffet than this watermelon shark bust that goes so well with our other shark cookies and crafts? I think not!
Here’s how I made our watermelon shark…
For good reference to this shape check out our shark mouth template in this post. Of coarse it will have to be sized accordingly for your selected shark melon.
This is fun and fabulous buffet “centerpiece” and a great project to do ahead of time. After making my shark friend, I wrapped him in plastic wrap and stored him in the fridge for 2 days before serving. The shark stayed perfectly intact and the watermelon was extra cold and super refreshing!
2 days and counting! Shark on friends! xo Dani