Monster Mash Frankenstein Watermelon Carving

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This Halloween decorate your Monster Mash with a Frankenstein Watermelon Carving. Put a light in it, or use it to serve a healthy fruit salad dessert.

Watermelon Carving Tips

  • The whole watermelon should be at room temperate when you carve to make cutting and slicing easier. Then chill the watermelon after cutting and before serving.
  • Cut a small, thin, flat piece from the bottom of the watermelon before carving. This will provide a flat base, making the watermelon more stable when carving.
  • Draw the design on the watermelon rind with a fine/medium point waterproof marker or a sharp pencil before you cut.
  • Use a sharp knife with a pointed tip – the sharper the knife, the easier and cleaner the cuts will be.

 (If you don’t have a melon baller, you may be interested in a 4 piece melon baller and carving knife set* from Amazon.)

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Frankenstein Watermelon Carving Tutuorial

Yield: 1 Frankenstein Head
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Impress your guests with a unique watermelon carving to hold your healthy fruit salad dessert.


  • Oblong shaped seedless or seeded watermelon
  • Honeydew melon
  • Chocolate wafer cookies, large and mini sizes
  • Black edible sugar sheets or construction paper
  • Black licorice strings
  • Pair of chop sticks
  • Chocolate covered mini donuts
  • Spooky decorations


  • Cutting board
  • Kitchen knife and paring knife
  • Straight pins or round wooden toothpicks
  • Green dry erase marker


  1. Wash watermelon under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. On cutting board, place watermelon on its side and cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch from each end, creating a sturdy base and top portion of carving. Stand watermelon upright.
  3. Scoop out a good amount of red fruit from top of watermelon with melon baller.
  4. From ends that were cut off, draw nose with dry erase marker and use paring knife to cut it out. Attach to watermelon using straight pins or toothpicks.
  5. For eyes peel two large and two small chocolate wafer cookies in half. Using sturdy toothpicks or straight pins, attach large cookies with white icing facing out from watermelon and attach small black cookie portion to white icing to create Frankenstein's pupils.
  6. Cut black edible sugar sheets or construction paper half length wise then make zig zag cuts to create hair; attach this to top of watermelon using straight pins.frankenstein watermelon carving tutorial
  7. Use straight pins to attach black licorice to create mouth and stitches randomly on face.
  8. Three-quarters down watermelon on each side of face, insert a chopstick and attach a chocolate covered mini donut to each chopstick to resemble screws in Frankenstein's neck.
  9. Using the melon baller scoop a generous portion of honeydew to make fruit salad. Refill top portion of watermelon with balls of watermelon and honeydew. (If you have a bowl the correct size to fit the top, it is easier.)
  10. Add spooky decorations.

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