Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hedgehog Watermelon

Watermelon Art, Watermelon Animals, hedgehogs

Our woodland party is just under 2 weeks away, and we are busy prepping and planning.  We had a watermelon that we did not eat on the 4th, just sitting on the counter. I thought it might be a good idea to do a practice melon to know what to expect during the actual party. .

Here is what our real hedgehog looks like, so the design is actually pretty close. 

Disclosure: This post has affiliate links to items that help to make cutting this hedgehog watermelon easier. 

The watermelon I had was pretty big and on the longer side. I might go with a slightly smaller one for the party.  

I started by slicing a little bit off the bottom of the melon to keep it steady.

Using a dry erase marker to make the lines, I cut out the center section.   

I scores the center part of the watermelon and then scooped out several cubes.   This picture was after the first layer of melon was removed.  If you would like to make the cutting easier and neater, you might prefer to use a watermelon slicer, cutter, corer like this one. 

Some of the pieces of the melon toward the bottom were too small to cube.  Instead I placed the smaller pieces and liquid in another bowl, so we can use it for something else.   

On each end of the melon, I cut small triangles using a paring knife.

I cut a triangle shape from the rind that had been removed from the melon for the nose

The feet were rectangles that were then rounded off to an oval shape. 

The ears were cut from the smaller, thinner slice that was removed from the bottom of the melon 

The nose, ears, and eyes were added with toothpicks broken in half.  I did not attach the feet on the practice melon, but might on the real one. 

I added the watermelon cubes back inside the melon, and then Kara added the toothpicks to look like the quills. 


  1. Now that's just as cute as it can be! I carved my first watermelon this past week but it was just a basket. Not as creative as your hedgehog.

  2. This hedgehog is fantastic. What a fun idea! jodi @

  3. That's so creative! Would love for you to share with my readers at my linky party - I'm a new follower, & can't wait to read more! Have a great week!
    Stringtown Home

  4. Just adorable! My mom used to make baskets out of a watermelon for parties, but I've never seen it done as a hedgehog. Great job! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


  5. It's a work of art!
    Sooooooooooo beautiful and sooooooooo creative

  6. Haha. I love it! And you give such a great tutorial on it!

    Make sure you stop by and share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party.
    Can't wait to see more posts.


  7. Too too cute!! Going to pin this right now.

  8. So cute! I love hedgehogs. Pinning this in my party ideas board :)

  9. How clever.... love it!!!

    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!


  10. Love it.. cute and delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this fabulous creation Pam on Craft Junkie Too -- I have it featured on my facebook fan page this week-end….:) Stop by and grab the featured me button if you'd like.

  12. Congratulations! Your hedgehog watermelon is featured today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up with us at our All Star Block Party. You can see my post here:

    Shasta @ InTheOldRoad

  13. That is hilariously cute! What a creative display.

  14. This is seriously too cool! The toothpicks are so cool for the hedgehog and for serving, how creative! Thanks for linking up to The Sunday Showcase.

  15. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  16. This is so clever and WAY cute! What a fun idea. I am featuring this at TGIF today! Thanks for linking up & I look forward to seeing what you link up later today =-)
    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

  17. This. Is. AWESOME!!!!
    Thanks for sharing with my Super Link Party! :-)


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