Saturday, 21 April 2012

Watermelon Shark Bite!

This has been a huge week for my little man at school. On Friday he came home with a note asking if he could partake in a focus group, as a role model, to promote and build positive friendships and problem solving skills. I couldn't believe this (okay, yes I could) but I couldn't believe there would ever be such a "group" where he could be teaching his peers how to be a positive friend! Did I mention he is only 5!! I am so proud of him and honestly I am so proud of his teacher for recognizing and volunteering him for such a great program. I am very glad my little man has had the teacher he has for the past few years. She is wonderful and caring and has a small piece of my little man's heart. She is wonderful!

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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50 comments:

  1. That's awesome!!! My son would go nuts about that. That's so great that your son was chosen for that, my son was chosen for his class as well! It must mean they're pretty great role models for the other kids and are patient ;) I bet you're proud! I'll be pinning this to pinterest for sure.

    Brandi

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    1. Thanks Brandi! I think it's a fantastic program they are doing. How cool to have our BOYS chosen. Very proud ! Thanks for pinning & commenting!! *hugs*

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  2. This is so totally cool!!!!

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    1. Thanks Erin, we thought so too! Really anything out of a watermelon is cool ;) Thanks for the comment!

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  3. Great execution of your "shark." It turned out great!

    I'm visiting from the Sundae Scoop Linky party. I hope that you can stop by my blog as well. :)

    Thanks for sharing,
    Laura

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Laura! I will return the favor and swing on over ;)

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  4. That's super cute. And you must be so proud of your little guy!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I actually ended posting an easy bean salad recipe, just for you!

    I seriously love the fishies here. They really make it complete. Well done, I could never pull something like this off!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie! Super proud of the little man. I'm glad a found your blog, you make me laugh!!

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  5. Shantalle, it turned out awesome!!!! Nice work! And thanks so much for sharing, and linking back with me. I appreciate it! :)

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  6. My son loves sharks. He would love this! Fantastic!

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  7. Now that is CUTE! I'm going to pin this so we can do it this summer with my granddaughter!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth!! I hope you two have fun!!

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  8. That is AWESOME!! I don't have a reason to make it, but I may just have to find one because it is just so cool. Great job!

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  9. This is such a neat idea!! Perfect for summer picnics :)

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  10. That is the cutest thing ever! I'm tweeting it. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

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  11. This is sooo cute. I love it and would love if you shared it on my link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/2012/04/show-off-monday-3-and-craft.html

    ~Taylor

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    1. Thank you so much Taylor-Ann! I would love to swing by, I'll see you Monday!!

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  12. Oh, wow!! I love it. It is wonderful! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a fabulous week!

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  13. Sounds like you've got a great little guy. The watermelon shark is so fun! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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    1. I do have a great little guy ;) Thanks so much Rachel, hope you are having a great week!

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    2. Sorry for the link back being missing Rachel! Ugh! I hate when I forget that. All fixed.

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  14. Um are you kidding me? AMAZING! Girl I don't know how you could call me good, your simply stunning and beyond incredible! XOXO

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    1. Wow Danielle, thank you so much!! You have just made my day!! Thank you so much for your kind words. Hope you and your family have an awesome weekend!! *hugs*

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  15. Very Clever Shantalle, a masterpiece for the kids, very nice, I am glad to see how talented you are. Thanks!

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  16. That is so darn cute! I had "pinned" the shark from Rachel's site a few weeks ago but YOU actually made one. You did a really great job. Thanks for sharing additional tips with us. I saw your post over at "Weekend Bloggy Reading".

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    1. Lol! Thank you, it really is easy with Rachel's instructions!!

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  17. So cute!!! Found you by Serenity Now blog party!

    Amber
    recipeswelove.net

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  18. Hi,

    I followed you over from Whimsy Wednesday link party. This watermelon shark is so cute. I have yet to try my hand at a watermelon carving, but this would be perfect for a summer party.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. (Party runs through Monday each week).

    Have a great day,
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! I would love to join the party ;)

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  19. Cuuuute!!! And Whole Foods has those little mini-watermelons on sale...I've got to try this! :) Thanks for the post!

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  20. Oh my goodness! Shantalle, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen!! SO fun for summer. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

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  21. That is amazing, what a really clever idea

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  22. So perfect for a summer party! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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  23. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring your shark tomorrow! Love that Blue Jello ocean!
    I would love it if you would stop by again tomorrow and link up again!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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    1. Wooooohoooooo!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU! So excited!! I'll be back today to link up again!

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  24. Shantalle,

    Thanks so much for linking up the Shark Bite watermelon. It is truly a masterpiece! I especially love the fish in the teeth. lol

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