You can find the directions below, unfortunately I was so set on making it that I forgot to take step by step photo`s...but it`s pretty self explanatory.
|Watermelon Baby Bassinet|
What you need:
1 x-large watermelon (seedless is best)
1 small cantaloupe or orange for head
different coloured fruits (strawberries, grapes, cherries, honey dew, kiwi, orange slices)
Step 1: Wash the outside of your watermelon and any other fruits you will be using.
Step 2: Carve your watermelon into a carriage or bassinet (you can do this by marking with pen or pencil; draw a line from the right side of your watermelon across lengthwise, stopping about 3.5 or 4 inches from the end. Do the same on the other side and then connect them) You can then follow your markings with a large sharp, serrated knife to carve out.
Step 3: Using a melon baller, scoop out the inside of your watermelon. Depending on how many guests, you can either scoop out the entire thing (leaving a thin layer of pink around the edges) or if there aren`t many guests, scoop out less.
Step 4: Make the babies head (we used an orange, although you can use any fleshy coloured round fruit)
Step 5: Use toothpicks to hold on halved cherries or grapes as eyes, whatever fruit you would like as the nose and ears, and if you choose - you can make a small hole and use a soother for the mouth. We used a food writer marker to draw a smile
Step 6: Mix the extra fruit together and pour into the watermelon to act as a blanket.
Step 7: If you want a bassinet, you are done. If you want a baby carriage, you can then use either orange pieces, grapefruit pieces or kiwi to make wheels.
Step 8: If you have leftover fruit, you can place around the watermelon on the tray