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!

You’ll Need:

1 Oblong watermelon
Pencil or marker
1 small knife
Melon baller

To Make:

  1. Cut a 1/4 inch slice off the bottom of the watermelon to make a stable base.
  2. Draw the ears and upper body of your rabbit on the top side of watermelon with a sharp pencil or thin marker.
  3. Cut along the lines and remove the excess rind. Place to the side to use later for the whiskers and tail.
  4. Watermelon Rabbit Step 3National Watermelon Promotion Board
  5. Hollow out the watermelon, being careful around the ears.
  6. Carve six whiskers out of the excess rind. Trim off the outer dark green rind so the lighter green interior is showing.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. With round toothpicks, attach the whiskers below the nose.
  10. 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?