Want to really impress your friends at the next summer barbecue or birthday party? Then try this super easy carved watermelon and you’ll be sure to fool them into thinking you are more crafty than Martha Stewart.
It’s a carved watermelon in the shape of a porcupine (or hedgehog is what the original article calls it). I wish I could take credit for this super easy and cutest idea ever except I came across it on Pinterest while
pinning planning my six year-old’s birthday party and it led me to this post on Babble’s Family Kitchen.
I’ll write more about the party later but for now, the step-by-step directions on how to make the cutest carved watermelon porcupine ever.
What you’ll need:
A large watermelon with a flat side for laying on a table, toothpicks, blueberries, and dry erase marker.
Using a dry erase marker, draw lines where the top part of body will be cut out. Using that piece, trace three triangles, a larger one for a nose, two smaller ones for ears. Then trace and cut out the paws. (My seven year-old daughter drew the template for the paws.)
- Scoop out the watermelon and then drain the scooped out watermelon and the body of all juice.
- Using toothpicks, attach blueberries to the face to make eyes, then attach the nose and the ears.
- Cut the scooped out watermelon into bite-sized cubes and refill the body placing toothpicks on as many pieces as possible. Keep extra toothpicks handy for the next layer.
- For an adult only party– consider making a Watermelon Cooler by soaking the watermelon in a little vodka, triple sec, and lime-juice as suggested in this recipe. Doesn’t that sound refreshing?