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Pig Watermelon

This show-stopping pig is a fun addition to any party & is always greeted with squeals of delight.

Dairy-free
Egg-free
Gluten-free
Nut-free
Vegetarian
Prep Time: 30-40 minutes
Great for:  18 Months-2 Years Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
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Ingredients
1 watermelon
1 cantaloupe melon
1 honeydew melon
Black & white Grapes
2 Limes
2 glace cherries
4 raisins
Method
  1. First, mark out the spiral tail of the pig on the watermelon using a pen or pencil. Cut out a large, round hole from the top of the melon, and then cut around the marked-out spiral tail.
  2. Use the cut off top to make a 5 cm diameter circle for the pig’s snout and 2 triangles for the ears, which you will use to decorate the pig. Set aside.
  3. Using a melon-ball scoop, scoop out watermelon balls until the shell is empty. Discard the seeds as you go. Scrape out any remaining melon and drain the shell of juice. Mop up any remaining juice with kitchen paper. Cut the other two melons in half, remove the seeds and scoop out melon balls.
  4. To decorate the watermelon, halve the limes and attach with toothpicks to make the pig’s trotters. Stick raisins into the centre of the snout for nostrils. Push toothpicks into the melon where you want the ears and nose to go, and then attach the melon pieces to them. Slice the end off the cherries, push a raisin into the centre of each and attach with toothpicks to create the eyes. Drain any liquid from the melon balls and fill the watermelon with the melon balls and grapes. (Watch if children handle toothpicks, they can be dangerous).

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