Easy Paper Plate Watermelon Craft for Kids

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Are you looking for a fun summer craft activity for your kids? Look no further than this paper plate watermelon craft, perfect for a rainy day or a sunny afternoon. This craft is not only a wonderful way to spark imagination but also an opportunity to create lasting memories with your little ones.

Let’s jump in and explore how to make this adorable paper plate watermelon with just a few simple materials!

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Supplies Needed for Your Watermelon Craft

Gathering the right materials is the first step in your paper watermelon crafting adventure. Nothing complex, just a few basics you probably already have at home or can easily get your hands on.

Here’s what you’ll need for your paper plate watermelon craft:

watermelon craft supplies

How to Make a Watermelon With a Paper Plate

This paper watermelon craft is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, and young kids who love to get creative in and out of the classroom! It is a fun and simple craft and a great way to enjoy the start of summer.

So, let’s get started and make our own juicy watermelon designs!

1. Cut the paper plate in half

Start by cutting your paper plate in half. If you have multiple kiddos doing this project, you can have them share their paper plate. You can cut them in half and then distribute them to each child.

paper plate cut in half

2. Paint your watermelon craft

Start by painting the rim of your plate green. I use acrylic paint; however, depending on your child’s age, some fun options would be finger paint, watercolors, or kid-friendly washable paint. I also love using these silicone art mats when painting with my kiddos because it’s easy to clean up, and the paint doesn’t stick.

Then grab red paint and paint the middle of the paper plate red, like a watermelon.

watermelon paper plate craft

3. Add the seeds

There are multiple ways to add the seeds to your watermelon craft. You can simply use a marker and draw the seeds. Or you can lighly cover the center of your paper plate with glue and add real seeds, of any type. The glue will hold the seeds in place as they dry.

Another fun way to create the seeds is by using black pom poms or buttons. These can easily be glued onto the paper plate.

watermelon craft adding seeds

Finished Paper Plate Watermelon

Now is the time to add any additional accessories to your paper watermelon. You can use glitter, embelisments, or anything else to make it unique and special. Your imagination is the limit!

watermelon craft finished

Watermelon Paper Plate Craft – Summary

After completing this fun paper plate watermelon craft, your kids will have a colorful and vibrant piece of summer art to display proudly! This activity not only encourages creativity but also provides a great opportunity to talk about deliciousness of fresh fruits like watermelon.

Whether used as a decoration or as part of imaginative play, this craft is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face. Enjoy crafting and celebrating the sunny season with this adorable paper plate watermelon craft!

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Activities centered around watermelon!

Are you looking for fun activities for kids centered around learning all about bears? Look no further!

  1. Watermelon Storytime and Books: Read books about watermelon or featuring watermelon-themed stories, such as “The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli or “The Watermelon Party” by Jasmine Cananaw.
  2. Watermelon Gardening Project: Plant watermelon seeds in a garden or container and track their growth over time.
  3. Watermelon Sensory Play: Set up a watermelon sensory bin with watermelon-scented playdough, watermelon seeds, and green sensory materials (like shredded paper or fabric).

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