Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ribbit Ribbit...it's a Frogmelon!


We had a large watermelon and wanted to do something fun with it. We thought about making a shark, but wanted to make something different since we see so many of those. You can check out a really cool version of a watermelon shark here at Sun Scholars.

We decided to go with a frog. This is almost as easy as our Turned Over Turtle Watermelon. We took our large watermelon and cut off the top left and right corners. We did the same for the bottom corners. We wanted to cut off the rounded edge. It just looked more like a frog head that way. This really depends on the type of watermelon you have. Save the cut off pieces for the eyes.

We took a marker and outlined the mouth before cutting. We then cut the mouth out. We decided to make a tongue. If you do this try to cut out a very long piece from the mouth. If it breaks..just secure with a tooth pick. Cut out pieces of watermelon with a scooper and then put the pieces back in the mouth. Add the tongue. We added a blueberry to look like a fly and put it at the end of the tongue. We used white melon scraps for the wings and just poked them in the blueberry.

Take your scraps from the edges and cut two circles out for the eyes. Break a tooth pick in half and secure it in the eyes. Poke the eyes in the top of the watermelon.

We used blueberries for the pupils and nose. Just break tooth picks in half and poke them in with those.

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37 comments:

  1. Hahaha.....that's a funny creation! And it got a fly on it's tongue! Lol

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  2. Very nice and funny! Great jobs! ;)

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  3. This caught my eye - so creative! My kiddos loved it!

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  4. Love it! We may have to make some watermelon creations of our own this week!

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  5. that is so cute and looks much friendly than a shark )) cool idea! Love your blog

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  6. TOO CUTE! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  7. I found your blog at Handy Man Crafty Woman. My grandson loves to cook and make "funny" dishes, so I am enjoying your ideas, and I know he will, too.

    Thanks! Love the seed-fly.

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  8. Your creativity with food is so impressive.

    I would love for you to share this on my mommy solution meme.

    http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2011/07/ribbit-ribbitits-frogmelon.html

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  9. so glad i stumbled on your blog! love your ideas...my boys would LOVE this and i think we'd have so much fun doing this together :)

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  10. I just love your blog! I came across it today and am book marking it... I don't have kids yet, but I hope it's still up when I do! You should think about making a book with all these ideas! I think that this is a fabulous way to have fun with your kids. :)

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  11. This is adorable!! Here for the I <3 Blogging hop. Would love to see you at Dropped Stitches ;)

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  12. WOW what a great blog. Your kids must love dinner time. I came across your blog via the SITS site and I will be following you because I need to know if the frog catches a fly or a princess! Just brilliant.

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  13. What a fun idea! I love that your blog is based around cooking with your sons! What a fun idea!

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  14. Hm, I cant eat it.
    its tooo cute.pity if eaten

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  15. Awesome as always!
    Jacqueline

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  16. super cute my son loves frogs as well come visit me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  17. I love watermelon and I love your presentation!

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  18. hehehe.. that's cute..

    Don’t forget to visit My Food Trip Friday wink*

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  19. So lovely and creative! love the idea.

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  20. Visiting here from FTF! That is so adorable and creative! Way to go, mama! :-)

    I co-host a foodie meme called Friday Food Fight. I would love for you to link up and share your froggie watermelon. Hope to see you in the ring!

    http://deniseisrundmt.com/2011/07/29/a-beautiful-thing/

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  21. Love the fly on the frog's tongue. Great detail!

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  22. you're so creative...must be fun making one, and you did really well! visiting from FTF, have a great weekend! :)

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  23. Cute ideas! Hopping by from http://lookingforisis.blogspot.com/

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  24. Really cute, I also checked out your turned over turtle :) Kids must love them :)

    Please check my post for this week: Gardenia Plant Tour and Interesting Snacks You Can Make

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  25. Hi Jill,
    I am going to make this for my girlfriend who collect's all things Frog. It is just adorable! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

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  26. So cute! Thanks for linking up this week!!

    Ashton
    www.somethingswanky.com
    {Sweet Treats Thursday}

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  27. that is really creative

    Enjoy the rest of the week, here's my FTF entry

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  28. Love it! So creative!!! We host a linky party “Help a Momma Out” every Tuesday. This would be a perfect link up! Please feel free to add it :) We appreciate it! Thanks for sharing!

    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  29. way too fun!!! can't wait to make one!

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  30. This is so adorable! What a cute presentation of such a simple food :D
    -Carrie

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  31. It's really funny, I love this frog.
    I put a link to your article on my french blog.

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