Fun Melon T-Rex

Melon T-Rex

I’ve made this plate for Josh, a very special 5 y.o. from Lancashire in the U.K. He requested a T-Rex from melon which I thought would be impossible at this time of the year. Then I was at the markets and what did I spy; so excited.

Then I tried to make the dinosaur. I have to admit this was one of the hardest things I’ve made in a long time. Comparative dimensions are everything!
So Josh, here’s your deceptively difficult, fun food Melon T-Rex.

Fun food Melon T-Rex


– Melon (I used canteloupe/rockmelon)

– Apple

– Raisin (or dark coloured fruit)


1. Use the end of the melon where there are less seeds. Cut a big head.

Melon T-Rex - 1 head (1 of 1)

2. Add a body.

Melon T-Rex - 2 body (1 of 1)

3. Cover the join with a very thinly sliced piece of melon (oh it’s so forgiving).

Melon T-Rex - 3 neck (1 of 1)

4. Give him a big, curved tail.

Melon T-Rex - 4 tail (1 of 1)

5. And again cover the join.

Melon T-Rex - 5 tail cover (1 of 1)

6. Add some legs.

Melon T-Rex - 6 legs (1 of 1)

7. And clawed feet.

Melon T-Rex - 7 feet (1 of 1)

8. Make some little arms.

Melon T-Rex - 8 arms (1 of 1)

9. Then use triangles of apple for the teeth.

Melon T-Rex - 9 teeth (1 of 1)

10. And some big apple eyes.

Melon T-Rex - 10 eyes (1 of 1)

11. Use raisin for the pupil and nostril.

Melon T-Rex - 11 pupils  (1 of 1)

12. Ready to eat. But who’s eating who?

Fun food art T-Rex

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