Last year for the last day of school, we decided to make a watermelon shark to wish everyone a great summer and thank the teachers for all the hard work they do, that doesn't go unnoticed in our eyes. I'm sure you have seen them all over the place, we loved the idea too and went with it. I found a step-by-step guide that I found crucial to getting the teeth cut out properly and that was from Rachel at Sun Scholars, you can see her step-by-step guide here. While you are there, poke around, she has some great ideas!!
So without further adieu, here is our shark...
First I needed a tray to house the watermelon so I went with this white one. I placed saran wrap over the tray and added little blobs of green jello that I added blue food colouring too, to make an ocean green colour. Than I placed more blobs of a blue raspberry jello over the green and Ta-Da!, the ocean look that I was going for. I placed the sharks head on top of the jello and placed a bowl inside to house the melon balls and all the messy juices that would collect at the bottom. I used a watermelon and cantaloupe mixture, yum! For the eye socket I used a blueberry that I secured with a toothpick.
Lastly, I placed gummie fish all around the shark and in the slots of his mouth, he would good to go. The kids loved this guy as much as the teachers did. I found this shark to be incredibly easy to make, don't let the pictures fool ya, if you follow the guide it's easy as pie! Good luck!
I just wanted to say a quick apology to my readers for being a little absent lately. Family is my number one priority and when we get busy with life, we always need to make room for one another and sometimes, I get a little slow on the blog side of things. Blogging has really become a great outlet for me over the past few months that I have been doing it, and will continue to plug away at it. Please forgive me in the waves I may go through, I do have some catching up to do. I have not forgotten any of my to-do list, I will catch up, just bare with me. Hope you are having and awesome day!! *HUGS & THANKS*
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