Today I decided to take my breakfast and create a swan from it. A cantaloupe or a honeydew is a great melon to use for this kind of project. Use a long thin blade, in this video I used an 8" boning knife. You need to be able to turn the knife quickly to reverse directions. Don't be afraid to go back and enlarge a cut so that all of them connect with each other.
When it is finished this is a great center piece to use to hold melon balls with a fruit tray. You can also put yogurt or any type of cold sauce into it. Fruit salsa's or jams for a bagel display. Use it on a cheese display to hold apple slices that you have coated with lemon juice (so they don't turn brown).
When you do your first one it is probably a good idea to take a marker and draw it out right on the melon. I don't like to do this as I then have to carve on the outside of the line to make sure that it disappears from the finished product.