DIY: Sharkmelon

Shark watermelon or Sharkmelon as I prefer to call it was such a big hit at Little Eco's swim party I can't believe I almost forgot to share it. I saw an image of one floating around the web or Pinterest, or just somewhere, anyways I knew it would go perfect with our shark infested jello and life preserver cake.

What you'll need:
 one large oblong watermelon
 a large knife
 small knife (not serrated

1. First cut off the lower 1/3 of the melon at a 20 degree angle (put aside) with the large knife
 2. Then hollow the remaining 2/3 of the melon out leaving some red so it looks like the inside of a mouth
3. Cut up and cube the watermelon you removed (this will be used to fill the shark back up)
4. Now cut a wedge shape piece out to form the mouth
(I used the wedge to later turn it into the back fin)
5. With the smaller knife remove about 1/2 of an inch of the green outer layer from around the mouth
6. In the white area around the mouth cut out triangular shaped pieces to form the teeth
7. Using the small knife cut off the green layer to make the gills and a spot for the eye
8. Take your left over watermelon pieces and make a triangle shaped fin 
9. Then make a cut in the back side of the shark large enough to insert the fin piece
10. Use a blueberry or chocolate chip for the eyeball
11. Place on a platter and fill the shark up with the cubed watermelon pieces, then serve!

Oh how we love watermelon on a hot day!

I came across this photo from the summer of 2010 of Eco, Zen and Stream eating the biggest slice of watermelon ever!!!!
 Okay maybe it's not Guinness Book worthy, but maybe they could get in for being just so stinkin' cute.


  1. awesome. I made one of these recently, too! I did an Ocean-themed week of activities with my kids and a shark attack watermelon was the surprise snack for shark day : ) So fun!

  2. This is FABULOUS !!
    So creative and I'll bet fun to make

  3. Best watermelon "bowl" EVER. That is soooooo cute!

  4. This made me smile :) I love this shark melon! Visiting from Live Laugh Linky - have a great weekend!

  5. This is so cute! I love the pic with the kid's hand inside. I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

  6. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it!

  7. Wow, great idea! I bet your kids loved this shark! Liz

  8. Yes! That shark is awesome! And your little ones are adorable!

  9. Love it! My son has already asked about making it (he's currently in love with watermelon). Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back this week.

  10. You're a Featured Favorite on Saturday Show & Tell this weekend on Cheerios and Lattes!
    Mackenzie :)

    1. That's great! Thanks so much! -Kate

  11. I am featuring this at tonights Link party at CountryMommaCooks....stop by tonight and check it out : )

  12. I love your blog! I just wanted to let you know that I've added you to my blog roll:

    Thanks for posting!

    Amy Senter

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