Zhangjiagang :
Watermelons bring coolness — and happiness

Children from Nanfeng town in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, create watermelon carvings on July 18. With the help of volunteers, they created a variety of carvings featuring flowers, animals and animation figures. [Photo/zjgxw.com]

Taking a bite of a watermelon in an air-conditioned room might be one of the best ways to escape the summer heat.

However, children from Nanfeng town in East China's Zhangjiagang city have developed a novel way to treat their favorite summer fruit: watermelon carving.

Under the guidance of volunteers, local children have been eager to try their hands at carving, with some shaping animation figures, while others have created flower and animal-style works.