With watermelon in its peak season, it’s the perfect time to try a watermelon carving that can be the main centerpiece at your next party or something as simple as a salsa bowl for a mommy get-together. Click through the slideshow to see eight imaginative watermelon creations that are not only delicious but actually fairly simple to boot (we promise!).

Watermelon Minion

With Despicable Me 2 being one of the hottest movies this summer, kiddos (big and small) will go crazy for this watermelon minion. All you need is a round yellow seedless watermelon and some black licorice to create this totally fun centerpiece. Visit
National Watermelon Promotion Board for the step-by-step instructions.

Do you have a favorite watermelon carving? Let us know about it in the comments section below!

–Kristina Moy