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Easy Watermelon Carving Ideas

Confession time: When I see a watermelon, I don’t imagine it cut in neat little wedges. I see pirate ships, whales, beach buckets, Angry Birds, and Shrek. And I love sharing and swapping easy watermelon carving ideas.

easy watermelon carving ideas

When people invite me to a party, I offer to bring the watermelon because I know that way I’ll have an excuse for carving one up.

A watermelon Minecraft creeper

There’s really no limit to what you can create. Some people are amazing artists, but I generally like to keep it simple. (My rule of thumb: It should take no longer than one hour. That’s generally amount of time that you have before a party when you realize you need something fun to bring.)

If you need some help with easy watermelon carving ideas, you can check out these handy watermelon carving tips. And if you need inspiration, check out some recent carvings from my kitchen:

A shark, as inspired by watermelon.org

A bathing beauty

BayMax from Big Hero 6! (BayMelon? WaterMax?)

Here are two more from my brother, Chef Joe of Friday Night Out Catering in Philadelphia:

Chef Joe’s pirate ship

Chef Joe’s Mona Lisa

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Your kids will love these watermelon carving ideas, from Shrek, to a Minecraft creeper, to Olaf from Frozen, and more!

Disclosure: The Watermelon Board provided me with a watermelon and a gift pack; I did not receive compensation.

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11 Responses to Easy Watermelon Carving Ideas

  1. Amee July 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Your posts always surprise me and entertain me. These ideas are soooo creative!!!!

    • jollytomato July 13, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      Aw, thanks, Amee! I’m so glad you stopped by!

  2. Suzi July 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    As always….awesome talent sis!!!!

    • jollytomato July 13, 2012 at 5:23 pm #

      Thanks! : )

  3. Gail Tarmy July 14, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Thank You for the Many Ideas for Carving my Watermelon!!

  4. jollytomato July 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    Great – thanks for the info!


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