The Catermelon Family

Emily's Catermelon Family is an honourable mention in our 2013 Foodimal Contest!  

Emily, age 9, from Toronto, describes the how the Catermelon Family came to be: Once upon a time there was an egg in the middle of a grassy forest.  One day, the egg started shaking and then it hatched open!  A baby catermelon came out.  Every year, catermelons grow a new melon ball.  Catermelons are very friendly, love nature and eat leaves and grass.  As this catermelon grew he made lots of friends, got married, had kids and built a house.  They then lived happily every after!

How to make a Catermelon:

You will need:

  • Watermelon
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Black licorice
  • Skewers
  • Toothpics


  1. Make melon balls out of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew.
  2. Arrange the melon balls on a skewer in a colourful pattern.
  3. Make different sized catermelons depending on the family members.
  4. Use toothpicks to attach black licorice for eyes and to make antennas.

Last Update – November 9, 2016

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