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Watermelon Shark

 Watermelon Shark
Take a bite out of summer boredom with this kid-friendly food project. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
32 ServingsPrep: 1 hour


  • 1 large watermelon
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves
  • Swedish Fish candies, optional


  • Using a large sharp knife, cut off one end of the watermelon so that
  • watermelon stands at an angle. Using a razor blade or small knife,
  • score an opening for the mouth. With knife, cut out and remove
  • mouth. Cut out triangles for teeth; remove rind from teeth.
  • For shark fin, cut a triangle from removed rind; attach to shark with
  • toothpicks. For eyes, attach two grapes with toothpicks.
  • Remove fruit from inside watermelon; cut into cubes. In a large bowl,
  • combine watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries and remaining grapes.
  • Finely grate peel from oranges and squeeze juice. In a small bowl,
  • mix preserves, orange juice and peel; add to fruit and toss gently.
  • Stand shark on a platter. Fill opening with some of the fruit
  • mixture; add a few Swedish Fish if desired. Serve with remaining
  • fruit. Yield: 32 servings.

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Watermelon Shark (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 129 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 starch.