Mummy Melon with Eyeballs
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This is more of a how-to than a straight recipe, so the ingredients include the supplies you will need.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
  • Watermelon
  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knife
  • Dry-erase marker
  • Paring knife
  • Melon baller
  • Scoop
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cheesecloth or gauze
  • Straight pin (optional)
  • Battery-operated candle or light
  • Small bowl
  • Blueberries or bloody candy eyes
  • Toothpicks, pins or glue
  1. Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. Place the watermelon on its side on a cutting board and use a kitchen knife to cut off ¼- to /2-inch of rind from bottom to provide sturdy base. Be careful not to cut too deep into white part of rind. Cut 1 to 2 inches from the stem end to create an opening for a bowl to be added.
  3. Using a dry-erase marker, draw eyes, a nose, and a mouth, along with wavy slits around carving. Use a paring knife to cut them out, and be sure to cut through to red flesh to let more light flow through.
  4. Use a melon baller to hollow out inside of watermelon. Reserve the watermelon balls. Use a scoop to remove the remaining watermelon.
  5. Using a vegetable peeler, remove the green skin off the outside of the watermelon, similar to peeling cucumber.
  6. Wrap thin strips of cheesecloth or gauze around the mummy carving and secure with a straight pin, if needed.
  7. Place the battery-operated candle or light inside the carving and fit a small bowl into the top of the carving. Trim away any excess rind to make bowl fit securely.
  8. Fill the bowl with melon balls. Attach candy eyes or blueberries using a toothpicks, pins or glue.
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