Fruit carving has become the new craze! The art of food is really magical. The sculptures include melon, oranges, apple, pine-apple and a lot of variety of fruits. Especially since these carvings lighten up the atmosphere of a party or gathering.
This healthy activity can really attract the attention of many people including your beloved guests. Here are a few ways you can impress your visitors!
1. Watermelon Pirate Ship
A water melon pirate ship is a great way to add a charming effect to your pirate themed occasion. You will need a very tall water melon, some extra berries and grapes to give the effect of pirate treasure.
1. Use the pirate ship water melon to serve the fruit to your guests. Shave the tough outer skin of the melon making the bottom flat so it doesn’t roll. Avoid shaving too much you don’t want the inner red part coming out.
2. Draw a basic outline with a permanent marker then separate both the halves of the melon with a solid circular line.
3. Now cut the melon into two equal halves. Scoop out the red watermelon flesh with a melon baller, place the melon balls in a bowl, and refrigerate.
4. Cut four sails from the large pieces of rind you reserved from the watermelon top.
5. Cut the sails in the shape of a square with curves on two opposite sides to give the look of a sail blowing in the breeze.
6. Attach two sails with a bamboo stick and other two with a bamboo stick. Place the melon balls and grapes into ship and insert the sails. Hurrah! Your pirate ship is ready.
2. Melon Frog
A croaking frog something every kid would love to see!
1. Pick out a round melon and cut out the half-moon shaped piece from the melon. The melon will be left with an open mouth.
2. Make the eyes of the frog; make piercing a tooth pick through an olive and a little skin of the melon. Insert this into the top of the melon. Repeat the process for the other eye.
3. The depression in the melon is the mouth of the frog. Place small fruits like strawberries into the mouth.
4. Carve the webbed feet and hands out of the skin of the melon that you just took out. The frog is ready to hop!
3. Pineapple Alligator
1. Place the Two pineapples onto a table. Slice both the pineapples in two equal halves. Now you have 4 pieces of pineapple. Place each halve upside down so that the inner part faces down on the table and the rough skin is visible on the outside.
2. Take any two light green fruits and slice them in half.
3. Carve a v shape out of ever half to make the hands and legs of the alligator.
4. Place the v shaped halves side by side two to make the hands and other two to make the legs.
5. Pick out two black olives and place them on the head of the alligator to make it’s scary eyes.
4. Grape and Pear Hedgehog
Carve a spiky hedgehog with just a couple of fruits and tools. You will require a set of thick tooth picks, grapes, pear and an olive and some cloves for the eyes.
1. Insert the toothpicks into the grapes one by one. Then push these toothpicks into the pear. Be sure to push them in to the pear they must not come out from the other side.
2. Cut the black olive into half. Fit half of the olive onto the edge of pear making it look like the hedgehog’s nose. The grape tooth pick will make the spikes of the hedgehog.
3. Then insert two cloves into the pear. Now the hedgehog has eyes. Your thorny friend is ready.
5. Watermelon Tinker bell
1. Pick out a small water melon and slice it into two equal halves.
2. Cut the melon to look like a teacup. Pick out one of the halves and remove its entire inner flesh and replace it with berries and strawberries.
3. Carve a fairy out of the other useless half’s skin and insert it into the center of the cup shaped melon filled with strawberries and berries. Now carve out a little handle from the other halves skin and attach it to the cup shaped melon with glue.
4. Take out a tooth pick and attach some chart paper to it in such a way that it looks like the fairy’s wand. Now insert the wand into the fairy’s hand.
6. Strawberry Roses
For this recipe you will need a sharp paring knife, strawberries and artificial rose stems.
1. Use the knife to make the strawberries skin protrude out like the petals of a flower and attach the stem to the strawberries head.
2. Repeat this process with a couple of strawberries. Your strawberry roses are ready to be used for dipping in chocolate or desert.
7. Apple Decorations
An apple can be turned into a piece of magnificent art.
1. Imprint little hearts into the apple using a fine heart shaped cutter.
2. Use a knife to make the apple look like a leafy plant by finely cutting the apple’s skin .
3. A peeler can be used to make unique designs of an ordinary apple.
8. Apple Swan
1. Place your apple on a cutting board and cut the apple with a slanting angle, going through the middle and ending up at the other side of the apple.
2. Place two chopsticks on the board and then place the apple on them. Cut the wings from the apple by slicing until you reach the chopsticks. This will prevent you from cutting the entire apple.
3. Repeat the processes with the other halve. Carefully slide out the loose parts of the apple.
4. Now you two sets of wings from both halves. Carve the swan head out of the scrap apple material. Push the head between the sets of wings. Congratulations! Your swan is swimming
9. Watermelon Cactus
1. Pick out a towering water melon and carve out a cactus shape attached with a hemispherical pot from the water melon.
2. Empty the circular part of the cactus in simple words take out the red flesh.
3. Attach tooth picks to give the spiky effect. Fill the circular part with berries and small fruits.
10. Valentine Melon Hearts
Don’t waste money on expensive chocolate just opt for something more juicy and exciting.
1. Cut our several slices from the melon and use a heart shaped cutter to carve out heart shapes from the melon’s flesh.
2. Insert these hearts onto a tooth pick and enjoy!
11. Apple Hummingbird
1. Take an apple and cut its head and carve v shapes into the detached apple’s head. This will act as the flower.
2. Make a humming bird out a pear with wings.
3. Attach the mouth of the humming bird and the apple cut out surface with a toothpick. The tooth pick will act as the humming’s bird’s beak.
12. Pineapple Owl
1. Scrape some surface out of a pine apple and attach some olives with tooth picks for the eyes.
2. Attach two leaves on the side of the pineapple for the hands of the owl and two on the bottom of the pineapple for the legs.
3. Carve out a v shaped apple and insert into the face for the nose of the owl.
13. Flowering Pineapple Garden
Isn’t it astounding that what wonders one can create with just a water melon and a few toothpicks.
1. Slice the melon into half and use one of the half for the container.
2. Empty its content and replace it with heart shaped melons on tooth picks inserted into the water melon container.
14. Orange Ducks
Take two oranges and stack them onto each other.
1. Make a beak out of the skin of another orange and attach it to the orange that is on the top.
2. Make a pair of eye using olives and inset them into the duck’s head.
3. Carve v shaped hands out of orange skin and attach them to the duck. Quack! The duck has come to life.