Prepping for the holidays usually means making two kinds of festive things: delicious treats and adorable crafts. This Easter, why not combine them both with a dish that’s a delight to see and to eat? This impressive Watermelon Rabbit carving from the National Watermelon Promotion Board serves up healthy fruit with an extra helping of cute!
1 Oblong watermelon
Pencil or marker
1 small knife
- Cut a 1/4 inch slice off the bottom of the watermelon to make a stable base.
- Draw the ears and upper body of your rabbit on the top side of watermelon with a sharp pencil or thin marker.
- Cut along the lines and remove the excess rind. Place to the side to use later for the whiskers and tail.
- Hollow out the watermelon, being careful around the ears.
- Carve six whiskers out of the excess rind. Trim off the outer dark green rind so the lighter green interior is showing.
- With the melon baller, cut out the eyes and nose. Place the melon balls, blueberries or other round fruit in the holes, using toothpicks to secure them in place.
- For the teeth, make a rectangular cut below the nose, leaving the top part of the rectangle attached to the watermelon. Cut a small line down the middle to make two teeth.
- With round toothpicks, attach the whiskers below the nose.
- Fill with fruit and enjoy!
Isn’t it adorable? Your guests are sure to love it! Have you ever tried to carve a watermelon into a shape before? What are some of your favorite festive ways to serve holiday fare?