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Watermelon Shark

Take a bite out of summer boredom with this kid-friendly food project. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 large watermelon
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes
  • 1 medium cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) pineapple preserves
  • Swedish Fish candies, optional


  • Using a large sharp knife, cut off one end of the watermelon so that watermelon stands at an angle. Using a razor blade or small knife, score an opening for the mouth. With knife, cut out and remove mouth. Cut out triangles for teeth; remove rind from teeth.
  • For shark fin, cut a triangle from removed rind; attach to shark with toothpicks. For eyes, attach two grapes with toothpicks.
  • Remove fruit from inside watermelon; cut into cubes. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries and remaining grapes. Finely grate peel from oranges and squeeze juice. In a small bowl, mix preserves, orange juice and peel; add to fruit and toss gently.
  • Stand shark on a platter. Fill opening with some of the fruit mixture; add a few Swedish Fish if desired. Serve with remaining fruit.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup (calculated without candies): 129 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fruit, 1/2 starch.

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  • gina.kapfhamer
    Jun 30, 2016

    So fun to make! Big hit for Shark Week viewing party!

  • forcoco
    Apr 1, 2016

    Big hit at Grad Party.

  • GirishKatta
    Dec 9, 2015

    Nice recipe

  • prodjul29
    Jul 29, 2015

    googd one

  • Queenie073
    Jun 27, 2015

    my mother used to make these so many years ago when she cooked for wedding parties.. She would also make for our family. Realy a great touch to a picnic

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Aug 22, 2014

    I don't think it took an hour to prepare. It was pretty simple to do, and the kids really loved making it with me! My 4 year old boy would not stop smiling, and posing with his watermelon shark, and has even requested this at his birthday!

  • cydwilliams
    Jun 27, 2014

    We made this last summer for my twin grandsons' birthday. I'm not artistic and was unsure how it would turn out, but it was a huge hit at the shark themed party. Like Sharlette's review, both the adults and children loved it.

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    Jun 28, 2013

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