Shovel & Pail Shaped Watermelon Fruit Bowl for Summer

Shovel & Pail Shaped Watermelon Fruit Bowl for Summer

Hello Summer. This fun Summer Shovel and Pail Watermelon Fruit Bowl will be great to have at picnics, holidays, Ocean (Under the Sea) birthday parties, and backyard gatherings. Come on in and I’ll show you my easy peasy tutorial on making this fun fruit bowl idea…

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Summer Shovel and Pail Watermelon Fruit Bowl

summer watermelon fruit bowl

What fruit goes well with watermelon?

  • Strawberries, kiwi, canteloupe, honeydew, grapes, blueberries, raspberries, pineapple, mango, and more!

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How do you cut the watermelon out of a watermelon bowl for fruit salad?

  • Cut the top 1/4 or 1/3 of the watermelon off. Using a large spoon, scoop the watermelon out and then cut it into cubes

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For this Fun Food Idea, you’ll need:

  • A watermelon that can stand on its end
  • Fruit to add to your bowl beside the watermelon – like, cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, honeydew, blueberries, etc…
  • Lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
  • A Beach Shovel for scooping
  • Optional – Star cookie cutter (small) for starfish
  • Optional – crushed graham crackers for sand

Other Equipment:

  • Sharp knife for carving
  • Large spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Cutting board

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A Fun Shovel and Pail Shaped Watermelon For Fruit Salad

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A fun summer-themed watermelon fruit bowl.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 48 minute
  • Yield: 1 fruit salad

Ingredients

  • A watermelon that can stand on its end
  • Fruit to add to your bowl beside the watermelon – like, cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, honeydew, blueberries, etc…
  • Lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
  • A Beach Shovel for scooping
  • Optional – Star cookie cutter (small) for starfish
  • Optional – crushed graham crackers for sand

Other Equipment:

  • Sharp knife for carving
  • Large spoon
  • Large bowl
  • Cutting board

Instructions

What a fun and simple idea for fruit salad! This shovel and pail watermelon is perfect for holidays, summer picnics, and Ocean birthday parties like Finding Dory or whatever! KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

  • Cut a small (about 3 inches down) portion off of the top of the watermelon, cutting as evenly as you can
  • Scoop out the watermelon, cut it into cubes, and throw it into the large bowl
  • Cut up your other fruit and toss it with the watermelon
  • Using the top of the watermelon, cut about a 2-inch slice off of the bottom of the watermelon top
  • Cut about 1/3 of that watermelon ring off so it resembles a U
  • Use a knife to cut any of the watermelon away from the green rind
  • Now you have a handle
  • Using a sharp knife, puncture holes on either end of your handle
  • Line the handle up with the top of the watermelon, in the place you think it looks best, and puncture holes where the ones on the handle line up
  • Cut your lollipop stick in half, so it’s about 3 inches long, and insert it through the holes you’ve made – attaching the handle
  • Fill the watermelon with the cut-up fruit and other fresh fruit
  • Insert your shovel and you are done, my friend!

Optional:

  • If you want, cut some star fish out by using a small star cookie cutter and fruit
  • You can also sprinkle some fake sand around the serving tray – crushed graham crackers

Notes

Storage – watermelon is very perishable once cut into. I would make this the day of your party or event, cover, and store it in the refrigerator until ready

Strawberries – They get soggy quickly. Add your sliced strawberries right before serving and toss in

 

 

 

 

enjoy your summer!

 

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~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

 

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