Have you ever wanted to enter a Watermelon carving contest? Guess what, you can. I bet that you have a lot of talent and share your love of carving watermelon in this contest from the National Watermelon Promotional Board. It is their third annual contest.
You can enter your specially carved watermelon at the contest page. Now the deadline is coming up very soon.
You might be wondering how we did our watermelon. First off I have to thank Matt Murphy for his help. Matt is one of my kitchen testers here, and somehow I wrangled him into helping with the watermelon man. So we cut a watermelon in half, and I made Lego blogs with one half, and Matt was the lucky one that carved out the head of the Lego man. It doesn’t hurt that Matt works at a haunted house and spends time making props.
For the head, we simply carved away the rind, and shaped up the watermelon into a head. We then cut out the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows. For the black, I colored some peanut butter with black food coloring. We then put a little paper towels into where we made the cut ins. Peanut butter will not stick to plain watermelon. It will stick to paper towels.
For the Lego blocks, we cut the other half of the water melon into rectangles and squares. We made the clicking mechanisms of the Legos by using a small melon baller and pressing it into the watermelon and then cutting away the excess portion of the watermelon so we would have Lego Bricks.
Please note you only have until August 4, 2012 to get your entry in.