T-Rex Fruit Plate (Including a Watermelon Dinosaur!)
Carving a watermelon into a big ol’ dinosaur head is—pardon the pun—a no-brainer. A quick online search for “watermelon dinosaur” results in myriad images that offer an easy approach: Take a big angled slice out of the lower half of the melon and you’ve got yourself a gaping maw. Cut honeydew, cantaloupe, or pineapple into small triangles and affix them to the dinosaur’s upper and lower jaws with toothpicks. Voilá, you’ve got teeth! As you would with a jack-o’-lantern, carve out nostrils and maybe some eyes, then grab those toothpicks again and affix grape or blueberry eyeballs. Fill the dinosaur’s mouth with fruits such as berries, grapes, and cherries, or scatter them on a platter with your T-Rex masterpiece in the middle.