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Fun Carved Watermelon Ideas

Updated on June 29, 2012

Fun & Creative Watermelon Ideas, Carving, Centerpieces, Desserts and more

Watermelons are such a versatile fruit! The flesh is sweet, cool and delicious and the shell can be transformed into all kinds of shapes. A watermelon can be carved into a basket, made into centerpiece and even used as a cooler. This page contains all kids of fun carved watermelon ideas!

(Photo: GrandmaLizziesHouse.com)

Tip: How to choose the perfect watermelon for carving

*Ripe watermelons have a light yellow spot on the bottom where it was attached to the stem. (Avoid ones with green or white spots there, it's not ready yet.)

*Find a dark green watermelon, light green is unripe.

*Choose a watermelon with a round or oval shape.

*Get a heavy watermelon!

Watermelon Turtle Fruit Basket

carved watermelon basket turtle
carved watermelon basket turtle

This watermelon carving idea isn't as complicated as it looks. You'll need to cut the watermelon "almost" in half and score out the turtle's shell pattern on the top half. Fill it with fruit salad for a fun watermelon centerpiece that will amaze guests! This idea and photo comes from ClassBrain.com

Trim a thin piece of the watermelon's curved bottom so it sits flat and doesn't roll.

Easy Watermelon Basket with Fruit

easy carved watermelon basket
easy carved watermelon basket

This watermelon carving idea is super easy and great for beginners. Simply cut off the top 1/3 of the watermelon. You can either cut it straight around lengthwise or make a zig-zag pattern cut. Scoop out the inside of the watermelon and fill with fruit salad. The finished project is a carved watermelon basket without a handle. (Photo: MyRecipes.com)

Whale Watermelon Basket - Watermelon carved into a whale shaped centerpiece

watermelon whale centerpiece
watermelon whale centerpiece

This "Whale-Shaped" Watermelon was featured on "Ingrid Hoffman's Simply Delicioso" show on the Food Network. The full recipe can be found on FoodNetwork: Whale Watermelon Recipe

Watermelon Tiger - Watermelon carved into a tiger face

carved watermelon tiger
carved watermelon tiger

This watermelon tiger picture is from ItsNotBadAtAll.com

How to Make a Watermelon Keg

how to make a watermelon keg
how to make a watermelon keg

Have you ever wondered how to make a watermelon into a keg? You'll need an oval watermelon, a good kitchen knife, an apple corer and a spigot.

  • Start with a clean and dry watermelon
  • Trim about 1/4" to 1/2" off the bottom so the watermelon sits flat (vertically).
  • Cut the top side of the watermelon off so you can scoop out the flesh. Use a spoon or scoop tool. Leave some flesh toward the front of the watermelon so it will hold the spigot.
  • Cut a circle for the spigot. Use an apple corer to do this is you have one.
  • Put the spigot in place.
  • Fill with your beverage of choice.
  • This watermelon carving idea is from
  • Watermelon.org.

Spigot for Watermelon Tap!

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      karencookekofoet 

      5 years ago

      What are the white stars, I don't understand what you're saying.

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      CaztyBon 

      5 years ago

      great ideas

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      Sara Krentz 

      6 years ago from USA

      Some really neat ideas - nice lens.

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