All I did was trace the outline of the buffalo with a washable marker, cut it out, and then cut a bit of the edge off at an angle. The horn I just cut shallow so that the white would show through. I rinsed off the marker when I was done and you can’t even tell it was there.
I did a “V” for Valley High School and then the ’02 for the year he graduated. Super easy but really fun.
Here’s the mystery of the watermelon carving, though. When I picked up my platter at the end of the party the rind carvings were gone. I’m not sure if someone thought they could eat them or if the kids played with them. Either way, the whole tray was empty.
You could carve a family name or brand for a reunion, a company logo, or the outline of the state you live in. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a pro melon carver when the babies are bigger because it was a lot of fun to do!
And, can you see how fancy I am!?! I learned how to make a watermark in Photoshop! I feel so legit now.