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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
Course Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword carving watermelon, fruit carving whale watermelon, Watermelon Decorations
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 179kcal
Author Evelyn


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


  • 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.


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


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