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A watermelon shark is a tasty dessert that's sure to delight (and possibly terrify) everyone at your next party. Carving your own is easy and fun, and there's no end to how you can customize this flavourful fruity creation.

Delicious and refreshing, this dessert is a great way to enjoy the long hot days of summer and is sure to make a big splash.

Step 1: Wash and examine watermelon

Before starting wash the entire melon and towel dry.

Examine the surface of the watermelon and find the side with the least bruising and best color to be the top of the shark. The mark where the stem attaches to the melon will be cut as part of the mouth, so we'll be cutting from the other end.

I made one for my daughters luau party and it was a hit! I made blue jello to go around base and added gummy fish candy
<p>Looks so great! I bet your daughter and her friends loved it.</p><p>Thanks for sharing pictures, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Its so... BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Tearing up while looking at this masterpiece. Bravo! </p>
We made it together with our daughter fot her 8th birthday (which is conveniently always around Halloween). Thanks for the great instructable: easy to do, and a simple but inspiring idea!
<p>Yum, birthday watermelon shark is the best. Hope your daughter enjoyed it!</p><p>Thanks for sharing your picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Beautiful Ible.....roar !!!</p>
Made this for Brad's 2nd birthday, he ain't afraid of no shark!
<p>Happy birthday, Brad!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>My daughter and I had lots of fun doing it! And everybody was surprised... So nice!</p>
<p>Love those eyes. The skewers are a great addition.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
I made this for a company picnic and it was a hit!<br><br>Awesome instructable as always!<br><br>
<p>Glad it was a hit! Your watermelon shark looks really good, and I like the blue Jell-O in the mouth.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
This was fun! Wife's idea for our kid's 4th birthday party. Thanks for posting good instructions!
<p>Those teeth, so good!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Awesome!
<p>Oh boy, that looks tasty!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Great instructable!</p><p>I had to cater a colleague's birthday lunch and the melonshark was a huge hit.</p><p>Thanks for the inspiration (and, of course, instructions).</p>
<p>Birthday shark is the best shark. I'm glad your colleagues liked it!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Amazing idea! Fun for the whole family and a great dessert. Thanks!</p>
<p>So good, and that picture looks like he's coming to get me!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
It was fun to make and pretty easy, although scooping out the meat took more time than I thought.
<p>Love that mouth, he looks great!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Fun to make!!
<p>Looking terrifying and delicious!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>I found that scooping out the watermelon with a spoon made nice jagged pieces reminscent of chunks of tuna. ;)</p>
<p>Good tip about the scoops, I'll remembner that for next time.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Thanks for this great instructable. Your steps were really easy to follow. It even works with mini watermelons!
<p>Looks adorable with a mini watermelon!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>You have written a very useful guide !! I really liked your creation.</p><p>thank you</p>
<p>Looking good! I like the addition of sharks in the water :)</p><p>Enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Made the shark together with my daughter for her 9th birthday. Everybody liked it a lot. Thanks for your instructions. </p><p>We had some grapes and cheese cubes left, so we decided to go for a &quot;cheese hedgehog&quot; which was very popular when my parents were young.</p>
<p>Yum, watermelon shark and his best friend cheese hedgehog. Very creative!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Thanks for the idea! I made it.</p>
<p>Ha, this looks so great. I love the spiky mohawk!</p><p>Enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Hello! Funny to make! I forgot the grapes :P
<p>Those tiny teeth are great, it looks very fierce.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Thank you! We must be brave to pick a piece of watermelon from inside his mouth :P
<p>Thanks for the idea! It made for a popular centerpiece at my daughter's 5th birthday.</p>
<p>Those rounded teeth are adorable! Glad it was a hit for your daughter's birthday. </p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Got a chance to make this for my sister-in-law's family. Minus the fin and the jello, it looks more like a 'pac man' monster. Thanks for the instructable!</p>
<p>what is in its mouth? Is that watermelon and cantelope balls? Great idea!</p>
Yes, watermelon and cantaloupe balls.
<p>Pac-Man monster is just as good!</p><p>Thanks for sharing your photos, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Hey, Thanks!
I made one too this weekend, for a barbecue. it was the hit of the party, and not just with the kids. thanks for this great idea.
<p>So glad it was a hit! I love it when all ages can get excited about something.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture here, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
I made this for a BBQ this afternoon. 'Twas lots of fun. Next time I need to try and disguise the keybab skewer used in the fin a little better.

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