The Watermelon Whale

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Super simple and easy steps for making this watermelon whale!

I asked my sister last night if she remembered my dad making this Watermelon Whale fruit basket as kids. She responded with something about how she has blocked out any memories of fruit from her childhood, because she does not like fruit!  We are so different….

Well.. I remember!  Weigh in mom… do you remember?  My dad used to carve a watermelon to look like a whale, and it became the basket to hold our fruit salad.  This project, although I’m super un-creative, was much easier than I thought!

Super simple and easy steps to make this watermelon whale.

All I did was penciled the shape of a tail on the backside of the watermelon.  Then penciled in a “head”.

Super simple and easy steps to make this watermelon whale.

Then  I started to carve the watermelon following my pattern with a knife, and cut away at the design.

Super simple and easy steps to make this watermelon whale.
Super simple and easy steps to make this watermelon whale.

Any of you who are more design inclined and creative, I bet could make this extra cute.

Super simple and easy steps to make this watermelon whale.

My Google images searches of Watermelon Whales came up with only a few images of this old favorite.   One addition that would have made this extra whale-like would have been to add a celery stalk to look like his whale spout!  So cute!  I even have celery.  Wish I image searched before I tossed the shell.Super simple and easy steps to make this watermelon whale.Isn’t summer great for eating watermelon?   If you haven’t visited the watermelon blog yet, YOU MUST! It’s awesome!  Except they don’t have a watermelon whale yet. (that I could find)

Why we love watermelon:

  • Good source of Lycopene, vitamin C, potassium, vitamin A
  • Good source of water (kids are going to start needing to be hydrated and watermelon is 92% water!)
  • High in energy, low in calories and fat
  • Excellent snack and fun to eat!

Kids just love this easy to make watermelon whale.step by step instructions to make a watermelon whale for your next party

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What a cute idea! We’ve made a watermelon man, but never a watermelon whale 🙂 Watermelon is also a good source of arginine, which helps your body build lean muscle. Love your blog – healthy foods for kids is so important!