The Watermelon Whale
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!
All I did was penciled the shape of a tail on the backside of the watermelon. Then penciled in a “head”.
Then I started to carve the watermelon following my pattern with a knife, and cut away at the design.
Any of you who are more design inclined and creative, I bet could make this extra cute.
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. 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!
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I totally remember the watermelon whale. I loved those. Glad to see you bring it back in style. Corey
Amy: You remember right. I thought it was very creative and a great party dish.
This is so cute!! I’ll be adding this to the 4th of July menu!
Yep, even seeing it now doesn’t even bring a SPARK of a memory. It must be buried pretty deep. 🙂
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!
That’s super cute! I love watermelons and i like working for the whales..now this post makes me crave for watermelons 😀
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found this while searching for more pics:
I have to say that I am not a watermelon fan (even the smell of it makes me sick to my stomach), but the next time I throw a party, I might just have to make one of these – too cute!
Thank you i love whatermellon
I loved these watermelons
I loved it, I’m in love with watermelons.
I loved the idea, very cool!
I Loved this site!! And this watermelon is fantastic.
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