My upcycling project will consist of carving a cantaloupe into a floral design, like the pictures seen below. I have conducted research on what tools and materials I will need for my project. I will need an assortment of small knives and spoons, which I currently own. Additionally, I will buy a cantaloupe from King Soopers around the time that I plan on carving the melon out, so that it does not spoil beforehand. I will be referring to a Youtube series by Mutita EdibleArt, which has multiple videos on how to create these floral designs in melons.
In terms of the timeline, I will buy two cantaloupes around February 16th, and carve them out by the 18th. This will give me enough time to practice carving on the first cantaloupe, before working on the second cantaloupe, which will be presented as my final product. Of course, the first cantaloupe will not go to waste, as I will endure consuming the cantaloupe after I’ve finished carving it out. That way, no part of this project will go to waste. I am excited to begin practicing carving out melons, and hope that my final design turns out as nicely as some of the examples shown above.