Watermelon Frog




Introduction: Watermelon Frog

About: I'm a husband, a parent and an 8th grade science teacher.

Last year, inspired by this site, I started food carving. I looked for tools to carve food and was surprised to find that it was an expensive hobby if you are not doing it professionally. I found that pottery tools are much cheaper and easier to find. The project I am posting now is a frog that I found from a pumpkin carving site I am a member of. The site is called zombie pumpkins and it is worth the fee if you need unique designs for Halloween or summer picnics.

Step 1:

First pick a design and map out in your head how it should fit on the watermelon. You normally carve the pattern, but for this project I wanted to carve the negative of the pattern.

You will need,






Pounce wheel

Carving tools

Step 2:

Tape the pattern in the spot you need want it and form it to the curved rind of the watermelon, avoiding folds in the pattern.

Step 3:

Next, using a pounce wheel, trace the design onto the watermelon. This can be done by a thumb tack if you are patient.

Step 4:

If the pin holes are hard to see then a light dust of powder can make then pop.

If this is your first time, if might be helpful to mark the spots to be removed with a sharpie. It can all blend together if you are not careful.

If you don’t have the tools for the job, then be creative. It doesn’t take a whole lot to remove the skin of the fruit.
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    8 years ago

    Wow awesome I love frogs


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, it was fun but now its a sad frog in my compost pile. I couldn't bring myself to cut him up, so I cut around him.