A Shark Fruit Salad that’s perfect for an Ocean-themed birthday, summer, shark week party, or just for fun. Easy to make and so much fun for everyone.
Shark Fruit Salad
I made this a few years back and because of repeated requests from my boys – I made it again, yesterday. My kids LOVE this scary-looking shark fruit salad, and I know yours will too. It’s super fun and super easy to make.
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Here’s What You’ll Need for this Shark Fruit Salad:
- An oblong seedless watermelon
- Red, or Purple grapes for eyes
- Various fruit for your fruit salad – canteloupe, strawberries, pineapple, etc.
- Place something down on your work surface to soak up any leaks from your watermelon
- Cut the bottom of your watermelon at a slight angle so it will sit level, but the head is angled
- Cut an upside-down U for the mouth
- Pull that piece away from the watermelon
- Keeping the U-shaped rind intact – Cut the watermelon fruit away from the rind, and chop it up to use it in the salad
- Place the chopped-up watermelon in a large bowl
- Save the rind from the cutout piece – You’ll need it for the fin
- Cut teeth around the edges of the watermelon’s upside-down “U” for the shark’s mouth
- Scoop out the watermelon from the inside of the shark’s mouth, cube it and place it in your watermelon bowl
- Use the rind that you saved to shape like a shark fin
- I cut the bottom of the fin at a slight angle to match the curve of the watermelon – you’ll probably want to do some adjusting to the angle as you try to place it on the watermelon. I fussed with mine so much that my toothpicks started to break. Then, I realized the kids could care less, and I moved on with my life
- Use a toothpick, or 2 to insert the fin onto the shark
- Use toothpicks to add grapes to your eyes
- Cut your cantaloupe and other fruit you’ve chosen
- Add it to the large bowl of watermelon
- Now…place the hollowed-out shark onto your serving platter, and scoop fruit salad out of the large bowl into the shark’s mouth
- If you want – carefully cut some of the rinds away from the shark teeth
- There were a lot of teeth on my shark – a daunting task that I did not have the energy or patience for. I only did it to the top 12 or so – It’s enough
This is an old picture from a few summers ago, and I didn’t even cut the rind off of the teeth. I couldn’t tear him away from the shark to take a picture. It’s definitely a hit with the boys in my life
- Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve
- *Hide from kids until you’re ready to serve, or (if they are like my kids) the fruit salad will disappear before company arrives!
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~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com
Adapted from Tasted of Home! Find the original and more at TasteofHome.com!