For those of you who have little kids, instead of carving a pumpkin, or in addition to doing so, make a melon brain. Kids love it.
Made from nothing more than a small, round seedless watermelon, this spooky cerebral creation is bound to turn heads.
What you’ll need:
• 1 small seedless watermelon
How to make it:
1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the entire green rind, exposing the inner white rind.
2. Slice off the bottom of the melon to create a flat base that will keep it from rolling. With a toothpick, outline squiggly furrows that resemble the folded surface of a brain.
3. Finally, carve narrow channels along the tracings with a sharp paring knife (a parent’s job) to expose the pink fruit beneath the rind.