How To Make A Beautiful Metal Sculpture With A Watermelon

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If you’ve been wanting to create an awesome metal sculpture, and you have a watermelon and some molten aluminum laying around… here’s a fun video for you.

The Watermelon Metal Sculpture was created, unintentionally, by the Backyard Scientist. By pouring liquid metal into a watermelon, he was expecting to create an exploding watermelon video. The result instead, was a pretty cool piece of metal art.

Why did this happen? Don’t ask me… I’m no backyard scientist. Watch this video.

[link, via Laughing Squid]

These Miniature Food Models Are Deliciously Adorable

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What is it about miniature food, even when it’s not edible, that makes it so fun to look at? When it’s created by master miniaturist, Shay Aaron, it’s even more appealing, and demands to be eaten… even if it’s made from polymer.

Miniature cakes, pizza earrings, and full plates of breakfast are recreated to look just like the real thing. And, if there wasn’t something placed in the photo for scale, you’d think you could actually grab it and eat it. But, please don’t… remember the polymer.

The mini-food is available at Aaron’s Etsy shop in jewelry form and other fun ways to enjoy small food.

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[link, via designtaxi]

Repurposed Soda and Juice Bottles Made Into Awesome Plant Sculptures

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Instead of filling a recycling tub with empty PET plastic bottles, artist Veronika Richterová repurposes them into plant sculptures.

Using mostly the green bottles used to contain ginger ale and Mountain Dew, Veronika cuts and molds empties into wonderful sculptures of cacti, trees and other various plants.

The plastic lemon tree is particularly resourceful and awesome.

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[link, via Colossal]

Fruit and Vegetable Animal Sculptures Is Your Adorbz For The Day

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Now here’s a great way to get your fruits and vegetables, kids. Artist Al “Mode” Matthews creates the most adorable animal scenes, using various forms of produce.

The Organimals also receive an appropriately punny name… A Dolphinana, Applephants, and a Swalrus are just a few of the animal/produce hybrids. Check out more below and here.

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[link, via Laughing Squid]

Insane Banana Art

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We’ve certainly seen our share of banana art. However, artist Stephan Brusche now appears to be the undisputed banana art champion.

Combining a number of techniques to design and manipulate the banana, Brusche creates 3-D masterpieces that are not long for this world. Check them out below and over at Instagram.

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