How to Use a Melon Baller
A melon baller is an old-fashioned and not-at-all-important kitchen tool! But that doesn't mean it's not superfun to use one, and there's just something so satisfying about turning a big melon into a bowlful of small spheres. Besides, it's a good excuse to raid your grandma's kitchen drawers — she probably has an old melon baller in there somewhere!
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.
- Cut the melon in half, and slice a piece from the bottom of each half so that you can steady the halves while you work. If it's a cantaloupe-type melon, scrape out all the seeds and discard them.
- Plunge the edge of the melon baller into the melon, and rotate the edge all the way around to make a perfect sphere. (Keep at it, and you'll get the hang of it!) Put the balls in the bowl. Repeat until you've balled up all the useable fruit, then discard the rind — or put the melon balls back into it, to be fancy.