Watermelon Shark Carving

Courtesy of watermelon.org


  • 1 oblong, seeded watermelon
  •  Large knife
  • Dry erase marker
  •  Large spoon
  •  Smaller utility knife
  •  Paring knife (you can use the tip of a vegetable peeler)
  •  2 large marbles, or other (cherry, blueberry, red grape, etc)
  •  Toothpicks or wooden skewers
  • Swedish fish candies for garnish


  • Wash and dry the watermelon.
  • Cut off 1/3 of the watermelon at a diagonal angle.
  • Stand the remaining 2/3 upright on your work surface and use a dry erase marker to draw the mouth line and eye sockets.
  • Cut out the mouth. Trim back a ½" line of the green part of the rind for the teeth area.
  • Use a large spoon to scoop out the watermelon flesh, leaving 3" intact at the base.
  • Cut out the teeth, using a smaller utility knife.
  • Use melon baller to cut out the eye sockets that match the size of large marbles. Then use a paring knife to trim the green area around the eyes. Insert marbles.
  • Use the carved out rind from the mouth to make the dorsal fin, shape as shown in the picture. Attach the fin using toothpicks.
  • Fill the mouth with triangle shapes of watermelon, accented with Swedish fish.

Courtesy of  watermelon.org