Fruit Tray: Watermelon Camera With A Flip Out Screen
Revamp your fruit tray this summer and build these 4-ingredient watermelon cameras equipped with a flip out screen, shotgun microphone, and more. It takes 25 minutes to carve and only requires toothpicks to attach the watermelon, honeydew, blackberry and blueberry sections.
Author: Chewable Structures
Watch my video tutorial:
Camera Body: Cut watermelon blocks that are 4-inches wide by 3-inches tall by 2-inches thick. As a benchmark, I carved four watermelon blocks out of my 15-pound watermelon. Save all the yummy watermelon scraps for fruit salad.
Flip out screen: Using a sharp pairing knife, carve a 2-inch wide by 1.5-inch tall by 0.5-inch thick section from the back of each watermelon block. (For better visual instructions, watch the video tutorial in Step 1 and check out my blog for images of the backside of the camera)
Attachment for the shotgun microphone: Carve a 3-D watermelon trapezoid. Start off with a watermelon block that’s roughly 1.5-inches wide by 1.5-inch tall by 1-inch thick. Using a pairing knife cut the sides of the block while placing the knife on an angle. (See blog post images). Using a toothpick, attach the 3-D watermelon trapezoid to the top of the camera body. Place a blueberry on top of the same toothpick.
Shotgun microphone: Add two blueberries and one blackberry to a toothpick and secure it to the attachment (in step 4).
Lens: Using a 1.5-inch circle cookie cutter, cut at least four 2-inch thick watermelon sections. (See notes below for the cookie cutters I’m using)
Lens cover: Using a 1.5-inch circle cookie cutter, cut a 0.5-inch thick honeydew section
Mode dial: Cut a 0.5-inch thick honeydew section using a 1.25-inch circle cookie cutter.
Menus on the back of the camera: Add two blueberries to each toothpick.
10. Flash: Add one blackberry to a toothpick.
11. To assemble each section of the camera, watch the video tutorial in Step 1.
Notes:1. This recipe describes how to build four large watermelon cameras. If you want smaller cameras, then carve watermelon blocks that are 3-inch wide by 2-inch tall by 1.5-inch thick. If the thickness is less than 1.5 inches, then it’ll be difficult to carve the flip out screen. Also, the structure might topple over when you add the watermelon lens and honeydew cover.2. I’m using the circle cookie cutters in this Ateco 4845 Plain Edge Geometric Shapes Set.