Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Watermelon Fruit Bowl

This Watermelon Fruit Bowl designed in the shape of a simple basket and decorated with a caterpillar and a ladybug is the perfect fruit bowl for your summer cookouts and parties. Easy to make and healthy too. 

watermelon fruit bowl

Watermelon Fruit Bowl

Things I love about this fruit bowl:

  • It’s so easy to make
  • with a cute caterpillar and ladybug made from fruit, it’s the perfect summer side to any cookout
  • it’s healthy and fun – a great combination
  • this fun snack kid-friendly

watermelon fruit bowl

FAQs

Make-Ahead and Storage

Can I make this watermelon fruit bowl ahead of time?

Yes and No. You can carve the watermelon and scoop out the flesh. Cut the watermelon into cubes and store it covered in the fridge. Prepare the other fruits by cubing them and placing each fruit in a separate container for storage.

Some fruits are probably not the best prepared in advance like strawberries, apples, pears, and bananas. They should be added at the last minute

How do I store a Watermelon Bowl?

Some fruits are more perishable than others and do not store well. For the most part, you can store cut-up fruit inside the bowl, covered and in the refrigerator for 3-5 days

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer

  • using acidic juices like orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, or pineapple juice can lengthen the life of fruit. Just toss the fruit with the acidic juices to prolong their fresh quality
  • citrus sodas like 7-Up, Lemon-Lime Soda, and Sprite can also be tossed with fruit to lengthen their freshness

What fruit is good in a Fruit Salad Watermelon Bowl?

  • canteloupe
  • cubed honeydew
  • yellow watermelon – cubed
  • strawberries
  • sliced grapes
  • blueberries
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • cherries – seeded
  • kiwi
  • orange slices
  • blackberries

Tips and Tricks:

  • an oval watermelon is a great shape for this food craft
  • rotate the watermelon until you find the best place to stand it upright and balance it. Then, you’ve found the bottom and top
  • I used a regular steak knife for carving and cutting the flesh away from the rind
  • use the knife to cut a checkerboard pattern in the watermelon flesh and then scoop it out. This helps cube the melon before you even scoop it out of the rind
  • toothpicks are a great way to attach fruit to the rind
  • whole cloves make great eyes and spots for the caterpillar and ladybug addition to this fruit bowl

watermelon fruit bowl basket

Are you ready to make this Watermelon Fruit Bowl? Let’s make sure you have everything you need:

Ingredients:

  • an oblong seedless watermelon – I really prefer an oblong watermelon for a fruit basket but you don’t have to get a super long one
  • fruit for your fruit salad – like strawberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, honeydew, and more
  • whole cloves – these will be used for the eyes and spots on the bugs made from fruit
  • toothpicks – toothpicks are a great way to secure the decorative fruit bugs
  • various knives for carving and cutting – I used a steak knife for carving the watermelon, but use whatever makes the most sense for you
  • large spoon for scooping

 

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Watermelon Fruit Bowl

A cute summer watermelon fruit bowl basket for summer cookouts

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: none
  • Total Time: 53 minute
  • Yield: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • oblong seedless watermelon
  • fresh fruits like – cantaloupe, honeydew, strawberries, blueberries, sliced grapes, and more

bug-shaped fruit:

  • whole cloves
  • grapes – I used green seedless grapes
  • strawberry
  • toothpicks

Instructions

making a watermelon fruit bowl

  • place the watermelon so it will be as it sits upright
  • leaving a basket handle rind down the middle, on the top half of the watermelon, carve out a large U shape on either side – refer to the photo for help

making a watermelon bowl into a basket

  • cut the flesh away from the rinds and place it into a large bowl

making a watermelon bowl into a basket

  • scoop out the rest of the watermelon flesh, cube, and place with the rest of the watermelon

cut up fruit for watermelon bowl

  • cut up the rest of your fruit and toss it with the watermelon

filling up watermelon fruit bowl

  • spoon the fruit salad into the watermelon bowl

adding a grape caterpillar to watermelon fruit bowl

  • cut toothpicks in half to attach a grape caterpillar to the handle
  • place grapes going in opposite directions to make the caterpillar look like it’s moving

adding a fruit ladybug to watermelon fruit bowl

  • add a strawberry and grape to the rind with a toothpick
  • insert cloves for dots and eyes

Notes

Make-Ahead and Storage

Can I make this watermelon fruit bowl ahead of time?

Yes and No. You can carve the watermelon and scoop out the flesh. Cut the watermelon into cubes and store it covered in the fridge. Prepare the other fruits by cubing them and placing each fruit in a separate container for storage.

Some fruits are probably not the best prepared in advance like strawberries, apples, pears, and bananas. They should be added at the last minute

How do I store a Watermelon Bowl?

Some fruits are more perishable than others and do not store well. For the most part, you can store cut-up fruit inside the bowl, covered, and in the refrigerator for 3-5 days

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer

  • using acidic juices like orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, or pineapple juice can lengthen the life of fruit. Just toss the fruit with the acidic juices to prolong their fresh quality
  • citrus sodas like 7-Up, Lemon-Lime Soda, and Sprite can also be tossed with fruit to lengthen their freshness

What fruit is good in a Fruit Salad Watermelon Bowl?

  • canteloupe
  • cubed honeydew
  • yellow watermelon – cubed
  • strawberries
  • sliced grapes
  • blueberries
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • cherries – seeded
  • kiwi
  • orange slices
  • blackberries

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