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7 Edible Watermelon Craft Ideas

Instead of chopping up your watermelon and blending it into a recipe, why not try a more creative and crafty way to serve it at your next summer party? 

Watermelons are always a summer favorite when it comes to a refreshing snack. From fruit pops to cocktails and desserts, we're seeing watermelon recipes pop up all over since the start of warm weather season.

This summer, get creative with your favorite sunny-day fruit. It can be as easy as sticking a nozzle into a whole melon and turning it into a keg (a real crowd pleaser I'm sure!) or carving your watermelon into something unique like a pirate ship or shark; both of those ideas I'm sure kids will love.

Scroll through the gallery and check out a few of the most creative edible watermelon crafts we found on the web this week.

  • Yodamelon

    May the force be with you when you create this Yoda out of your watermelon! Don't worry though, this isn't just for show. There is a hole in the back full of little watermelon pieces for guests to munch on.

    Image via Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons


  • Watermelon Shark

    What a great way to turn half a watermelon into a cool shark! I know kids will love helping craft this and will equally enjoy eating it too!

    Image via Sun Scholars

  • Watermelon Cake

    Instead of cutting up your watermelon and serving on a platter in triangular chunks, get creative and carve out this cake topped with little watermelon balls.

    Image via Veggie Belly

  • Screaming Watermelon

    We couldn't find the tutorial on how to make this "screaming" watermelon, but it's definitely an impressive use of a pairing knife!

    Image via Gily Gily

  • Watermelon Ship

    Hosting a pirate themed party? This watermelon pirate ship is a fun and creative way to serve watermelon to your guests.

    Image via Fat & Happy

  • Watermelon Keg

    This is a craft for adults only. For the perfect way to serve watermelon vodka or any other fruity drink at your party, trying crafting up a keg with your watermelon.

    Image via Man Made DIY

  • Flowery Watermelon

    You might have to be a bit more crafty than the average watermelon carver to try out this flowery watermelon, not to mention the finished product looks too beautiful to eat!

    Image via Temple of Thai

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