I marked my major cut lines & cut away the top parts of the watermelon very carefully. I cut out a big square in the middle for the entrance to the ark and smaller squares in pairs for windows around the whole thing.
Kyra had the idea to use the animal crackers...that was a great idea! We glued seven popsicle sticks on top of another one that was cut in half to make the bridge which the animals used to board the ark.
I drained out as much of the excess watermelon juice as possible...didn't want it flooded inside the ark, ya know! Then I used some "scrap" watermelon rind to construct a mini rooftop, secured with toothpicks. We put the cut up fruit around the watermelon...just love how this looks all put together!
I carefully placed the animals in the windows, 2 of each kind next to each other & filled another plate with more animal crackers...all set!
Here it is in the classroom before the kiddos had at it...and there is a model Noah's Ark behind it! =)
My Kyra girl was very happy & had a super special day celebrating her birthday at school. She gave me the biggest thank you hug for making the special Noah's Ark watermelon & took this picture for me. =)
For more watermelon fun & ideas, check out the pics & links I found below...enjoy!!
I found many of the pics I posted here: