Watermelon Shark

Watermelon Shark
Take a bite out of summer boredom with this kid-friendly Watermelon Shark food project.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Watermelon Beetle Convertible

Watermelon Beetle Convertible
What could be cooler than a convertible in the summer? You'll have as much fun as our Test Kitchen did when you make this fun Watermelon Beetle Convertible.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Artie the Airplane

Artie the Airplane
Kiwi tires and fruit salad cargo help this little melon Artie the Airplane take off!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Watermelon Race Car

Watermelon Race Car
I made this cute Watermelon Race Car for my son's 3rd birthday. Our theme was the movie Cars.
—Camile Hixon, Galena, Ohio


Fruited Turkey

Fruited Turkey
Have some fruit-filled fun on Thanksgiving with this tasty Fruited Turkey…or when you're preparing turkey on the grill at a summer get-together.
—Tressa Gear, Kaukauna, Wisconsin


Watermelon Ambrosia

Watermelon Ambrosia
Colorful watermelon, pineapple, fruit cocktail, maraschino cherries and more are combined in this eye-catching Watermelon Ambrosia that's sure to take center stage at your next summer buffet!
—Sandy Leversee, Apache Junction, Arizona


Watermelon Baby Carriage

Watermelon Baby Carriage
This fruit-filled Watermelon Baby Carriage was made for my daughter's baby shower and was a huge hit. Fill it with any fruit you fancy and serve purchased poppy seed dressing alongside if you desire.
—Angie Schaff, St. Anthony, North Dakota


Watermelon Boat

Watermelon Boat
"Wow!" is what folks will say when they dig into this lovely fruit salad piled high in an eye-catching Watermelon Boat.
—Ruth Seitz, Columbus Junction, Iowa


Watermelon Basket

Watermelon Basket
I cut a watermelon into this Watermelon Basket shape, then fill it with melon balls to serve with a creamy dip.
—Christine Johnson, Ricetown, Kentucky


Another Creative Idea: Watermelon Truck

Watermelon Truck

My 4-year-old son was into trucks, so for his birthday I carved a watermelon into a plow truck to carry a load of fruit salad. Starting at one end of a whole watermelon not quite halfway down, cut melon lengthwise to a point just past half. Cut down from top so you can remove the top rear chunk to create the truck bed. Remove fruit from this chunk and cut plow from the rind. Hollow out the rest of the melon. Carve out a windshield and windows. Use toothpicks to attach plow, grape headlights and lemon-slice wheels. —Tammy Porter, Neversink, New York



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