This is my first turtle I ever made.
First, I made one for Cameron's 8th birthday, and even re-used the shell at a family reunion several days later. Just wrap and keep in the fridge. Mr. Turtle has been a hit no matter where he goes...
What you will need:
- An oblong seedless watermelon
- vegetable peeler or a tool to carve ( I ended up using a flat head screwdriver)
- Super Glue
- Whole Peppercorns
- melon ball scoop
- dry erase marker
- leaves from around your home
- sharp knife
How to Make the Turtle
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
Step 2: Wash all the fruit, including the watermelon.
Step 3: Cut the watermelon and using a melon ball scoop, scoop out the inside of the watermelon and set aside. I also put an old towel under the watermelon to catch the mess.
If you cannot find an oblong shaped seedless watermelon, pick out the seeds. I had not done that yet at this point. Put some watermelon away, so you will have room for other fruit.
Step 4: Now, that both sides of the watermelon are empty, use your melon ball scoop and scrape out the rest.
Step 5: Draw your body parts on one of the turtle shells and cut out. Lay the pieces aside.
Next, draw the shell. We are not aiming for perfection here...turtle shells are not perfect.
Step 6: Carve out the design you drew and set aside. It should look something like this...
Step 7: Fill the bottom shell with lots of colorful fruit!
Step 8: Grab a platter and some leaves. Place the fruit shell on the platter. Then chill until it is time to serve.
Step 9: Now for the body parts you set aside. Take the head and carve out two small holes for the eyes. Then, super glue two eyes on. (peppercorn)
Step 10: Attach the body parts using toothpicks.
Now enjoy the fruits of your labor! ;0P
I'm linking up with Jen from Tatortots and Jello.