August 3rd is National Watermelon Day here in the United Sates, and in keeping with this theme, I wanted share with you some really wild, whimsical and wacky watermelon ideas.
I’m not just talking about using watermelon in an innovative recipe, I’m talking everything from watermelon themed automobiles and eyelashes to watermelon sports. Yep, these watermelon inspired inventions are certainly cute and eccentric and some are a bit wacky. Or maybe these watermelon ideas are just plain brilliant…you decide!
Take a look at some of these out-of-the-box watermelon ideas and inventions!
If you’re a big watermelon fan, this portable cooler might come in handy for you. It seems perfect for the watermelon lover on the go! But does anyone really need this??
The Watermelon Car
Here’s a bold way to announce your love for watermelons to the world. How do you like that pink and black interior? Eye catching, isn’t it!
Watermelon Inspired Rice Krispies Cake
This rice crispies snack is made to look like a watermelon by replacing regular marshmallows with strawberry flavored marshmallows, adding in blueberries to resemble the seeds and molding it into a watermelon shape. Once cooled, green fondant is added and voila – you have a sweet concoction that will delight guests at your summer barbeque!
This is a great sugary desert, but if you want to balance it out with some real watermelon too, check out my free video lesson on how to make an easy watermelon cake. This cake will definitely get as much attention as the watermelon inspired rice crispies snack! Maybe more.
Deep Fried Watermelon
You may have heard of and even eaten deep fried bananas, but deep fried watermelon? I would be willing to give it a try, what about you?
The Miniature Watermelon
The word “miniature” is not an exaggeration. These quarter sized watermelons are grown in South America, and while their exterior resembles a regular watermelon, their interior is green.
I bet you didn’t think it was possible to eat a dozen watermelons in one sitting!
The Square Watermelon
This may seem like another one of those wacky watermelon ideas, but it actually came from a practical need to save space. Farmers in Southern Japan cultivated the square watermelon to help people save room in their refrigerators, since “a round fruit sits awkwardly on the shelves”.
More Whimsical Watermelon Ideas
This next list of watermelon ideas combines food and fashion. Take a look!
You can find this watermelon beanie and other adorable knit hats at www.bostonbeanies.com.
If you’d like to see more amazing food and fashion pairings, check out these previous posts featuring creations by several top photographers. These photos are a feast for the eyes and will inspire both the culinarian and the fashionista in you:
Wacky Watermelon Ideas – Getting Wild with Watermelons is all Fun and Games
I’ve heard of watermelon tossing contest, shooting watermelons from sling shots, and watermelon seed spitting contests. These games all involve seeing who can propel their melon or spit their seeds the farthest. But here is a type of watermelon fun and games I’ve never seen before.
National Watermelon Day in the States May be Fun…But You’ve Got to See This Video From Australia!
If you thought watermelon couldn’t get any more versatile, this video will change your mind! Watermelon can be carved, eaten in a variety of ways and used for decorative purposes, but did you know that watermelon can also be used for skiing? That’s right, in Chinchilla (located in Queensland, Australia) , there is a Watermelon Festival that features watermelon skiing. Check it out!
Here is another video of some great watermelon skiing in Queensland, Australia. It actually looks like fun, doesn’t it?
I hope you enjoyed learning about some of the wacky and whimsical watermelon ideas today. If you have any interesting watermelon ideas of your own, feel free to send them my way!
You can see more watermelon ideas in honor of National Watermelon Day here.