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Last year, I received a watermelon and some interesting  carving ideas!!. I am normally one of those people who simply likes to cut up watermelon into chunks or slices but I was up for the challenge to be a bit more creative. I decided to make a hedgehog out of the watermelon and it was a HUGE HIT. It wasn’t hard to make and the kids thought I was supermom!! (always a good feeling..LOL).

This year, I received a watermelon too but when I looked at the amazing website (you should too)…I was overwhelmed when deciding what should I carve? I simply stared at the website and needless to say,  the watermelon stared at me in the fridge. (infact it’s still there – I went out and bought two new ones).

All my problems were solved, when I was introduced to a woodcarver (and artist), Siggi Buhler. I told him about the watermelon challenge and my “carving problems”….he was all too happy to help.

Here’s what happen.

a) I brought the watermelons and necessary tools!!

b) Siggi started to do his magic with the watermelon.  (I was the assistant – of course)

stage one...

some upper teeth and an eye gets carved..

some bottom teeth gets carved

Voila - A Watermelon Shark

Many thanks to Siggi for his help.

Siggi - relaxing after "the watermelon challenge"!!

PS Watermelon are still out in the grocery stores. I encourage you to go to the watermelon website and click on carvings and try this fun activity at home.

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