I have included photos of some of my carvings including a watermelon rose, parrot, various flowers and more. Some of these are a bit more advanced, but a cantaloupe swan is a perfect starting point. Here I will guide you through constructing a beautiful and tasty swan.
Step 1: What you will need
Here are some of the common fruits and veggies I use to sculpt with:
many, many more
Step 2: Making a swan
To begin we cut off one side (about two inches worth) of the melon to make a flat bottom. Do not throw this piece away as this will be used to carve the head.