Watermelon cage

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Love Birds are the most popular reared pet birds.  This time I have carved  a bird cage with two birds from a Watermelon.  To carve the love birds I have used Yellow squash.  The beaks have been carved out of carrots.


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Yellow squash is a Summer Squash which is found either with a crooked neck or a straight neck.  The fruit inside is soft and tender in nature.


Method


Cut the front part of the melon in a heart shape.
Scoop the melon out and create a hollow area.
Carve the wings of the bird out of the watermelon skin.
Pierce the wings on the sides of the yellow squash.
Carve the beak out of carrot.
Cut the lemon into halves and carve in a zigzag fashion to make a beautiful flower.
Now place the birds in the hollow area of the melon and fix the bamboo skewers to depict the bars of a cage.
Place the carved flower above the melon.


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The red and green combination of the melon and lemon flower enhances the beauty of the carving. Carving the fruits is a fun and require lot of patience to make it a hobby!


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Author: Rosanne DSouza- USA