4. Carved Watermelon from 12 Unique Alternatives to Carved Pumpkins Slideshow

12 Unique Alternatives to Carved Pumpkins Slideshow

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4. Carved Watermelon

Pumpkins might be the most common food to carve at Halloween, but they are not the only option — try a watermelon. Scoop out the flesh inside (eat it!) and carve it like a jack-o’-lantern, inspired by the designs of artist Jay Ball. For those more advanced, take a cue from the Thai food-carving art Kae-sa-lak and instead sculpt a flower or face onto the front of the melon.