Watermelon Turtle

 Watermelon Turtle

Materials:
1 watermelon
Knife
Marker
2 Peppercorns, or other eye pieces
Fruit salad
Leaves/plants
Toothpicks/skewers

Instructions:
– Choose an oblong seedless watermelon for carving.
– Wash watermelon and pat dry.
– Cut in half lengthwise.

Instructions:
– Hollow out both sides, using a melon baller.
– Carve out block design in the bottom side, using a channel knife. (Copy from photo).
– Use a dry erase marker to trace turtle shell, legs, and head on top side of watermelon.

Instructions:
– Carve shapes with knife, and add designs with channel knife.
– Add peppercorns to the eye holes to fill.
– Fill bottom with fruit salad.

Instructions:
– Attach legs and head to shell, using strong toothpicks or skewers, and put on top of salad.


Instructions:
– Add accents around base with leaves and plants.Instructions:
– Add accents around base with leaves and plants.