Step seven is to finish your snowman carving.
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Watermelon Snowman Bowl

A fun way to serve a healthy snack for the holidays!
Prep Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Course: Holiday Projects
Cuisine: DIY
Servings: 1 whole watermelon
Author: Tiffany McCauley
Cost: $3



  • 1 medium watermelon


  • First, wash your watermelon.
  • Then level out the bottom of your melon so it doesn't roll away from you. Cut off a thin slice from the bottom of the melon.
    Step one is to stabilize your watermelon by slicing a bit off the bottom.
  • Tape your pattern to your melon.
    Step two is to attach your pattern
  • Cut off the excess watermelon surrounding your snowman. Just be sure to leave the bowl area fully in tact.
    Step three is to cut away the rest of the watermelon from your bowl.
  • Using your carving tools, trace your pattern onto your melon.
    Step four is to trace your pattern
  • Cut away the excess watermelon behind your snowman.
    Step five is to level out your bowl.
  • Hollow out the bowl area, reserving all the watermelon in a separate bowl.
    Step six is to hollow out your bowl.
  • Scrape and carve your pattern into your melon, making sure not to put a lot of pressure on the snowman during cutting. You don't want that piece of the rind to break off!
    Step seven is to finish your snowman carving.
  • Now use all the remaining watermelon and some cookie cutters to cut out whatever shapes you'd like your watermelon to be. Make sure to keep them small so they are easy to eat and easy to fill the bowl with.
    Step eight is to use Christmas cookie cutters to cut all remaining watermelon into holiday shapes.
  • Fill the bowl with the cut out watermelon, wrap the whole thing with plastic wrap and chill for a few hours before serving!
    Step nine is to fill your watermelon bowl with your cut out watermelon pieces to serve.


Note that the size of your watermelon will determine how many people you can serve. I got a smaller watermelon and it would have been enough to serve 2-3 people.