Awesome Shark Fruit Salad for a Shark Themed Party Food Idea

Awesome Shark Fruit Salad for a Shark Themed Party Food Idea

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

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.

Other Fruit Salad Ideas for Summer

Pail and Shovel Watermelon Fruit Salad 

Patriotic Fruit Salad Cups 

Here’s What You’ll Need for this Shark Fruit Salad:

Ingredients:

  • An oblong seedless watermelon
  • Red, or Purple grapes for eyes
  • Various fruit for your fruit salad – canteloupe, strawberries, pineapple, etc.
  • Toothpicks

 

Instructions:

Tutorial of this fun Shark Fruit Salad!

  • 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

Tutorial of this fun Shark Fruit Salad!

  • Cut an upside-down U for the mouth

Awesome Shark Fruit Salad for a Shark Themed Party Food Idea - DIY watermelon shark idea for a fun fruit salad for kids - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • 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

Awesome Shark Fruit Salad for a Shark Themed Party Food Idea - DIY watermelon shark idea for a fun fruit salad for kids - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • 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

Tutorial of this fun Shark Fruit Salad!

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!

~ Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.com

Awesome Shark Fruit Salad for a Shark Themed Party Food Idea - DIY watermelon shark idea for a fun fruit salad for kids - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Adapted from Tasted of Home! Find the original and more at TasteofHome.com!

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.