Watermelon Shark

Watermelon Shark
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 49.3
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 1.0 g

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1 Large Watermelon
2 Purple Grapes for shark eyes

Kids just love this and it is so easy and so much fun!

1 Large Watermelon
2 Purple Grapes for shark eyes

Kids just love this and it is so easy and so much fun!

Number of Servings: 12


    1 Large Watermelon
    2 Purple Grapes (Or olives for shark eyes)


Using Baking Soda, thoroughly wash, rinse and dry a large watermelon.

Slice off 3 inches at a diagonal angle from the bottom of the melon. Stand it up to make sure that it will stand securely and not roll over.

Using an Exacto Knife, poke small holes in the melon's surface to outline the mouth and eye sockets.

Using a sharp utility knife, carefully cut out the rind to form the shark's mouth. Save a piece of the rind and cut it into a triangle to use as a dorsal fin.

Spoon out the melon with a large spoon, leaving some of the melon on the inner rind for color.

1. Leave 3 inches of melon intact for the bottom.
2. Remove all of the melon.
3. Set the shark inside of a large serving bowl before refilling it with the melon pieces.

Cut out a slit on the back of the melon just large enough to squeeze in the fin. Use toothpicks to hold it in place.

Using a sharp utility knife, carve out the shark’s teeth. Trim off the outer green layer with the Exacto Knife.

Using a small melon baller, lightly carve out a socket for the eyes. Use a toothpick to attach the grapes or olives into the eye sockets.

Place the melon shell on a serving tray. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Remove any seeds from the melon that you spooned out. Cut it into bite size pieces.

Place melon pieces in large zip lock freezer bags and refrigerate until ready to use.

When ready to assemble the shark. Pour the melon pieces from the bags into a sieve.

Drain and spoon melon pieces back in through the shark's mouth and serve. Enjoy!

Serving Size: 12

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