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Carving A Whale Watermelon Fruit Salad

 You can make carving a watermelon easy with this fruit carving whale watermelon instructions. Add this carved watermelon whale fruit salad alongside other Watermelon Decorations. 
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Have you ever trying any melon carving?  We have been making carved watermelon decorations for years but this whale watermelon is our favorite.   And it’s not that hard, we promise.
 
Throughout the years we have made several of these fun whale watermelons as part of our carving melons craze.  In the fifth grade, my son’s class planned an “Under the Sea’ party after a session of studying the creatures and fishes that inhabit the ocean and the teacher asked we bring dishes following this theme.   My eldest daughter dived into carving a whale watermelon and it was the hit of the party.   And of course, because it was filled with healthy fruit also made it a big favorite of the moms.
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To add to your Watermelon theme you could also add Watermelon plates and napkins to your table.   Or you might like to try other melon carving projects in this Easy Watermelon Carving book.
 
We made two of these carved melons for my mother’s 75th birthday party for the cutest tabletop watermelon decorations.
And just recently we begin carving a whale watermelon for our family Fourth of July picnic celebration.

 

Carving a Whale Watermelon:

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Carving melons is not really that hard, it just takes a little bit of patience and a couple of tricks.  We will give you the tricks and I’m sure you have the patience.
Start carving a watermelon by placing the melon on a flat surface, stem side toward you.  The stem will be the nose.   Using a “dry erase” marker draw the eyes, mouth and the top of the head.
 
 
graph for a whales tail
 
Since all watermelons are a different size, it’s hard to do a printable that will work for every single one.  But we have made this graph to visually use it as a reference to draw the whale’s tale.
 
Use an erasable marker at first until to get the tail drawn correctly on the top of your watermelon.  Then you can use a permanent marker to draw over the pattern for the whales tail if you wish.
 
 
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Melon carving is also easier using a very sharp knife and/or these watermelon cutting tools.
 
cutting an X on a melon
 

*TIP: It’s very important to use a shape knife to cut an X through the top of the watermelon before making any other cuts. This will relieve the pressure inside the watermelon and prevent the outline from splitting as you cut.
 

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To make the shell, cut along the outline for the opening and cut away the unwanted shell in pieces.  Scoop out the watermelon fruit, leaving the shell about 1 inch thick.  Reserve the watermelon fruit to add to the other fruit in the whale.
 
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Cut out the eyes completely.  Cut out the mouth only halfway through the shell so the juices from the fruit will not run out.
 
*Note: Prior to filling with fruit,  the whale may be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight.
 
Before serving, fill the whale with cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and pieces of watermelon or any other fruit you would like.  As an added convenience with your easy fruit carving see these  Fruit Slicers and carvers to cut up the fruit for the watermelon.
 
 

 

Click HERE to save these Carving a Watermelon Whale directions to Pinterest

 

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Carved Whale Watermelon

Make carving watermelon easy with this fruit carving whale watermelon instructions. Add this carved watermelon whale fruit salad alongside other Watermelon Decorations
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carving watermelon, fruit carving whale watermelon, Watermelon Decorations
Servings: 8
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Evelyn

Equipment

  • Sharp Knife
  • Tracing Paper

Ingredients

  • Watermelon
  • cantaloupes
  • strawberries
  • kiwi
  • blueberries
  • grapes

Instructions

  • Start carving a watermelon by placing the melon on a flat surface, stem side toward you. The stem will be the nose. Using a “dry erase” marker draw the eyes, mouth and the top of the head.
  • Draw the whale tail on a traceable paper until you get it the right size and shape for your watermelon. Use an erasable marker at first until to get the tail drawn correctly on the top of your watermelon. Then you can use a permanent marker to draw over the pattern for the whales tail if you wish.
  • Cut an X through the top of the watermelon before making any other cuts. This will relieve the pressure inside the watermelon and prevent the outline from splitting as you cut. Do not skip this step.
  • To make the shell, cut along the outline for the opening and cut away the unwanted shell in pieces. Scoop out the watermelon fruit, leaving the shell about 1 inch thick. Reserve the watermelon fruit to add to the other fruit in the whale.
  • Cut out the eyes completely. Cut out the mouth only halfway through the shell so the juices from the fruit will not run out.
  • Before serving, fill the whale with cantaloupe, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and pieces of watermelon or any other fruit you would like.

Notes

Prior to filling with fruit, the whale may be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated overnight.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 644mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 3211IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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Tammy

Thursday 18th of June 2020

This was easier than I expected. Love it thank you!

Jamie Sherman

Wednesday 15th of July 2015

Sooo, sooo, cute!! What a fun idea for parties and summer in general! :)

Linda Nortje

Monday 13th of July 2015

What a friendly whale ! Love this idea, Evelyn !