Melon Carving a Cute Baby Shower Idea
Are you looking for a fantastic baby shower idea for the buffet table or a fun baby shower activity? Look no further! A few years ago I went to a fantastic baby shower and saw this great idea where a baby carriage was made from a Water Melon.
Sylvia and I are testing out new ideas and when we saw two Melons on sale for 50p each we decided to have our own turn at our very own Melon Carving baby carriages.
Making This Cute Baby Shower Idea
We are clearly not experts at this but Sylvia and her friend has lots of fun and we simply gave it our best shot. We began by cutting the Melon as shown in the image below. I did the carving as it was a little too dangerous for Sylvia. She did the scooping.
What You Will Need For Melon Carving Baby Shower Idea
- Watermelon or Melons
Cutting The Watermelon
So we cut out one quarter from the Melon and then Sylvia got scooping with the spoon. We are not ones to waste food so we collected the melon into a bowl to make Otai a Tongan Drink where the base ingredient is Melon. Sylvia is half Tongan so it was a good opportunity to be a little cultural.
We then had our carriage, placed it on a plate and set to work adding wheels made from babybells. Sylvia added the cheese wheels to her carriage using tooth picks. She then added frozen fruit into the melon carriage.
I have seen the baby head made in the past using an orange and that is a good idea but we had no oranges at home and wanted to use what we had so we opted for a large strawberry and added two black olives to create eyes.
We placed the baby head into the middle of the carriage and our baby carriage was complete. This is fantastic idea for a baby shower or in our case for having fun carving and spending time together. We made two Melons and John and Sylvia enjoyed eating theirs.
So it wasn’t perfect but it was fun. They say it’s the process not the end product that counts and I’m sure Sylvia will remember having fun creating something with her mother rather than how it looked.
My daughter really did have fun and we were able to enjoy time together doing something a little silly but interesting. I hope you enjoyed reading this post. It’s the first new post for our Kitchen Fun series. You might also love our Vegetable Train post! Why not check it out!
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Amy Jones says
The result is so beautiful! It makes an excellent decoration!
Thanks Amy. Glad you like our end product! 🙂
tara pittman says
I love this idea. They look so easy to make too.
Oh it’s a simple activity and so much fun! You might want to try it some time!
Elizabeth O. says
I think you guys did a great job! It would be nice to have this in parties, it would be a conversation starter for sure and the kids will have a lot of fun doing this. Awesome idea!
Thanks Elizabeth. We did have fun making the Melon carriage and it was a nice opportunity to spend time together.
Melanie Smith says
I have to do that for my son. He is gonna love that idea!
Oh it was fun and easy to do!
Amanda Love says
What a lovely activity to do with the kids, you’re absolutely right! She’ll remember having fun making this and not really worry about how it looked. But in my opinion it still looks awesome and you both nailed it! I love the creativity.
Thanks Amanda. It was fun! Memories are precious.
samantha rickelton says
Ah I’ve never seen anything like this and it is such a cute idea! A good way to get more of your 5 a day too x
Well thats true! Five a day is important. 🙂
Karlyn Cruz says
I like this idea! The melon looks so tempting and you are so creative.
thanks Karlyn. I’m trying to come up with some great fun ideas for kids.
Ah this is so cute! I think it turned out really well and definitely looks like a fun activity 🙂
Rachel Mouton says
This is adorable! I love that your daughter was able to help. My kids love helping in the kitchen 🙂
Thanks it is fun to spend time together in the kitchen
Awe WOW! Such a simple process for such a beautiful outcome.
Thanks for sharing on #BloggingClubUK
Thanks Sarah! It is simple and easy to do.
Rhian Westbury says
That’s such a cute idea for a baby shower game. We did games where we tasted baby food to guess the flavour, put on a traditional nappy onto each of us and things like that x
I guess it would be a fun baby shower activity!
Nicole Escat says
Wow, so cute! This looks so fun, I would love to attend to a baby shower with creative stuff like this.
thanks Nicole. I cant wait to go to my next baby shower
It really is such a great idea! I’ve seen some fantastic fruit carvings on holiday and they always go down a charm! It’s odd because you don’t really think about carving fruit unless it’s Halloween but this is great!
Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels says
Such a fun way to eat fruit. It looks excellent.
thanks. I agree, fun fruit ideas is always great!
Enricoh Alfonzo says
i love those carvings when i see them great on you for sharing one, it looks amazing. would be cool to try this myself lol
Thanks! They are pretty cool!
Azlin Bloor says
So adorable, it looks just like a pram! I love that it’s not intricate and that kids can do it!
Glad you liked it and I agree it was fun that we could do it together and it was for kids
love it what an awesome idea!
Thanks Rachel. I’m glad you like it.
Brilliant idea!! I will try making this with my kiddies. 🙂 thank you for sharing x
This is possibly the cutest fruit ever! What a fun and clever idea to kid children to eat more fruit too!
thanks Sarah Jane
Aw this looks like lots of fun and its really effective! Very creative xxx
Thanks Laura. Glad you like it!
What a lovely decoration for any party. I’m pinning so I can make one for a future party. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.
Oh cool. The more pins the better. It was a fun activity for us.
This is adorable! I have a shower coming up and I’m going to try this! 🙂 Thanks for linking up on Turn it Up Tuesday