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Party Treats  


Watermelon Turtle
By National Watermelon Promotion Board
May 28, 2008, 19:18



This watermelon turtle is absolutely adorable and easier than it looks. If you like to carve pumpkins, then you'll have fun with this great summer project for your next party.

Voila! An Adorable Watermelon Turtle


Materials Needed For the Watermelon Turtle:

1 Oblong watermelon
Knife
Melon baller or other scoop spoon
Channel knife (you can substitute with the top of a standard vegetable peeler)
Dry erase marker
2 Peppercorns, or other eye pieces
Fruit salad
Leaves, plants, or other accents as desired
Toothpicks or other skewers

Working on the shell of the Watermelon Turtle


Instructions for the Watermelon Turtle:

  1. Choose an oblong seedless watermelon for carving.
  2. Wash watermelon and pat dry.
  3. Cut in half lengthwise.
  4. Hollow out both sides, using a melon baller.
  5. Carve out block design in the bottom side, using a channel knife.
  6. Use a dry erase marker to trace turtle shell, legs, and head on top side of watermelon.
  7. Carve shapes with knife, and add designs with channel knife.
  8. Add peppercorns to the eye holes to fill.
  9. Fill bottom with fruit salad.
  10. Attach legs and head to shell, using strong toothpicks or skewers, and put on top of salad. Add accents around base with leaves and plants.





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