How to Make a Watermelon Pig- It's Easier Than You Think!


Looking for a fun summer treat for your next potluck? This adorable Watermelon Pig can’t wait to sit on your table and wow your guests. Made from a single, extra-large watermelon, this clever kitchen craft is easier to make than you think! Here’s how to make this simple summertime kitchen craft with a step-by-step tutorial that will show you just how simple it is to make an edible melon piggy!

How to Make a Watermelon Pig

With a pink melon snout, sweet heart-shaped ears, and a hollowed-out backside filled with fresh-cut melon balls, here’s what you’ll need to make your own Watermelon Pig:

How to Make a Watermelon Pig

Once all of your materials are gathered, place your watermelon on a large cookie sheet like the 18×13″ Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Half-Sheet Cake Pan. This extra-large, half sheet sized cake pan is the perfect way to catch any dripping juices from the watermelon, keeping your workspace cleanup extra simple. 

Step 1: How to Make a Watermelon Pig

To Start: Place your watermelon on the workspace and find its most stable position. You don’t want it rolling off of the table once you’ve cut it!

Use a watermelon knife to slice a quarter-sized piece  from the upper back half of your watermelon. Remove this portion from the main melon and use a knife to slice most of the meat from this piece, leaving just a thin layer of pink attached to the rind. Use your metal biscuit cutter, heart-shaped cookie cutter, and a small paring knife to create the following pieces from the rind:

How to Make a Watermelon Pig

To make the feet, simply cut four small rectangles, then use the biscuit cutter to slice a rounded edge from one side. You’ll also want to cut the pieces into wedges, so they can easily slide until your watermelon and stabilize it on the serving table.

TIP: To keep the nose extra-flat once placed on the pig, you may want to slice the green rind. Just be sure to leave enough of the firm, white portion to give the toothpicks something to grab onto.

How to Make a Watermelon Pig

With your pieces cut, it’s time to assemble! Simple push wooden toothpicks into the spots where you’d like each cut-out to sit, and press the nose, ears, and tail into place. Use toothpicks to secure the blueberry “eyes” and “snout” Push the wedges under the melon for the “hooves.” And use a melon baller to create bite-sized pieces from the rest of the melon. 

Serve with a shot glass full of toothpicks, and enjoy!

Made a Watermelon Pig of Your Own? We’d love to see it! Post it on Instagram or Facebook with #goodcook. We can’t wait to peek at your piggy perfection!

How to Make a Watermelon Pig

Simple Melon Slicing

Watermelon Knife With a specially serrated blade, this handy knife is designed to cut watermelon easily. Extra-long so it easily slices through extra-large rinds, our Profreshionals Watermelon Knife is a must-have for summer melon. Buy online now.

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