From easy art to a sweet treat
Family Features | 10/12/2017, 4:17 p.m.
Cut 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch from stem end to create opening large enough to fit small bowl.
Using dry erase marker, draw eyes, nose and mouth, along with wavy slits around carving to let more light flow through. Use paring knife to cut out design, being sure to cut through to red fruit.
Use fluted or regular melon baller to hollow out inside of watermelon. Use scoop to remove excess watermelon.
Peel green rind off outside of watermelon. (Tip: Different peelers work well for different parts of the watermelon, depending on how flat or round the melon is.)
Wrap thin strips of cheesecloth around mummy carving and secure with straight pin, if needed.
Put battery-operated candle or light into carving. Fit small bowl into top of carving and trim away excess rind to make bowl fit securely. Fill bowl with melon balls and attach candy or blueberries to make eyes.
Kids Watermelon Pizza Supreme
1 watermelon slice (8-10 inches around and 1-inch thick), drained
1 cup strawberry preserves
1/2 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup sweetened shredded coconuts
Place watermelon slice on serving platter and cut into 6 wedges, leaving in shape of pizza.
Spread preserves over watermelon and sprinkle chocolate chips, raisins, walnuts and coconut.
Frosted, frozen watermelon balls
1 small watermelon
1 package (3 ounces) watermelon or other red flavor gelatin dessert
Using melon baller, scoop out 35-40 small watermelon balls. Place on paper towels and set aside.
Pour gelatin into shallow bowl. One-by-one, gently drop watermelon balls into bowl, roll around, take out and place on plate covered with paper towel. Repeat until all gelatin is used.
Place plate of frosted watermelon balls in freezer. Allow at least 2 hours to make sure they are completely frozen. Remove from freezer and let sit a few minutes before eating.
Note: To serve with toothpicks, place toothpicks in before freezing to aid in serving.