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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.

My watermelon shark! Thanks for the instructable
<p>So scary! :)</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture. Enjoy the Pro Membership.</p>
<p>What? A shark in my fridge x)</p><p>Thanks for this instructable :-)</p>
<p>How'd that shark get in there?!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture. Enjoy the Pro Membership.</p>
I used the tip of the knife to cut the teeth, and then went in from the side to remove it. Didn't use Jello, but it still looks cool. The red stuff around the shark is Sweedis Fish. Thanks for the Instructable!
<p>Looks great!</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
If I used strawberry syrup around the mouth,(to look like blood,) do you think it would look cool, or is that to gruesome?
<p>There's really only one way to find out :)</p>
<p>apples=mini sharks</p><p>omg so cool</p>
That's what I did! Great idea!
<p>and then you have Arduino, a jaws soundtrack, a wifi speaker and a motion sensor- scared everyone out of their wits!</p>
Made this for a picnic. Great instructable! Thank you!
<p>Looks terrifying! (and delicious)<br>Are those ripple cut potato chips in the background? Why was I not invited?</p><p>Thanks for sharing pictures of your watermelon shark, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>Thanks for the Pro Membership. This site is such an inspiration to anyone who is into DIY!</p>
:D Thanks for the Pro Membership!
<p>Saw it, loved it and had to made one for my little daughter. At not <br>yet two, she mostly loved the shark for the friendly smile and the <br>fruit, but I am sure, she will appreciate it even more during the <br>summers to come! This is a great instructable, thanks for sharing!</p>
<p>That is a friendly smile! I'm glad it was a success, and I'm sure it will every time you make it.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture here, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
Lol. This is awesome
<p>The blue jello can be whipped into a froth to put around the shark where he breaks water. When the jello is beginning to set--not solid yet, the consistency of syrup-- you can use your hand held mixer to get just the right amount of froth. It's easy, and your small sharks can be partly submerged. </p><p>This is a great instructable! Plus I have never seen one that was followed with so many pics showing that people had actually done it. </p>
<p>Blueberries for the water.</p>
<p>Amazing! You could probably use blueberries instead of Jello but Jello looks good too!</p>
<p>Great but where are the friggin' lasers?</p>
<p>You could always stick a laser pointer into the head portion</p>
<p>You could always stick a laser pointer into the head portion</p>
That's an amazing idea thanks a lot!!
<p>That's one ferocious looking shark! I hope it was a big success at your party.</p><p>Thanks for sharing a picture, enjoy the Pro Membership!</p>
<p>This is so cool! Can't wait to try it.</p>
Love it! You are punny !
<p>That is an amazing design really like it! So going to try it!</p>
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>

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