So Here’s How To Skin A Watermelon, In Case You’re Curious

This is a really cool trick for kid’s parties. It’s a way of taking a watermelon and appearing to instantly slice it in half and remove the insides using only a single cut of a knife. Of course, it only works if you prepare the melon first, and this is what you need to do to keep everyone entertained at your next party.

You begin this trick with two watermelons of the same shape and size.

Then briskly using big cuts strip most of the green from one watermelon.

Then using a small knife, strip the last of the white and any green remaining using small cuts.

Then to make the surface really smooth wet a dish scrubbing pad and give the watermelon a scrub.

Then take the second watermelon. Slice it in half and scoop out the contents of each half. You can do this in any way you choose, but don’t forget to save the watermelon flesh – you can eat it when you have the party or use it to make refreshing drinks.

It should be pretty obvious what comes next. You take the two empty melon halves and the nice smooth melon that you prepared earlier and then place the two halves together over the smooth melon. Thus the melon appears to be a whole melon again. Only you know different.

Once you’ve done that, put the melon in the refrigerator for about an hour or two. You want it to be cold so it sticks together long enough for you to do your trick.

Once you’ve done the big reveal, don’t waste the melon. Not only does it make a tasty, healthy and low calorie treat for everyone, but the two halves of hollowed-out melon can double as hats!