Charlie's Watermelephant is an honourable mention in our 2013 Foodimal Contest!  

Charlie, age 10, from Toronto, says the kind and smiley watermelephant lives in a tropical country.  To keep cool, it goes swimming in chocolate pudding (very similar to mud).  It uses its trunk to swing the chocolate pudding onto its back to cool down.  Its not very fast because of its short legs and likes to drink water.  The watermelephant spends its days alone, but joins his family at night to sleep.

How to make a Watermelephant:

You will need:

  • 1 large watermelon
  • 1 banana
  • 2 pieces of lettuce
  • 2 red grapes
  • 4 toilet paper rolls
  • 1 blue pipe cleaner


  1. Use a marker to draw an outline of the eyes, mouth and nose on the watermelon for a face. Make sure to give the watermelephant a big smile!
  2. Use a corkscrew to cut out the shapes you've outlined.  
  3. Use toothpics to insert grapes into the eyes. Push the banana into the hole for the nose.
  4. Cut out a hole for the pipcleaner to make a tail.  Give it a little curl.
  5. Place the watermelephant on the toilet paper rolls for its legs.

Last Update – November 9, 2016

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