Hello! Summertime around here means lots and lots of yummy fresh watermelon, and it’s also a great time to get some fun crafting done with your kids! This Watermelon Paper Plate Craft is an easy and fun craft to do with your preschooler to welcome in summertime, and a great addition to a W letter lesson! Let’s get started!
You might also want to try our sweet watermelon salsa recipe – it’s soooo good!
Watermelon Paper Plate Craft
- Paper plate
- Red, green, and black paint
- Cotton swab
- Straight edge or ruler
We’re going to start by using your straight edge and pencil to draw a line down the center of your plate. Then on one half of the plate, draw two lines to divide it into three slices. Go ahead and cut along the lines to make a large watermelon half and three slices. Squeeze out some red and green paint onto an extra plate or paint palette.
Use your paintbrush (or you can finger-paint!) to make a thick green edge on all the watermelon slices. Let this dry completely. Then fill in the inside of your watermelon slices with red paint and let that dry too. See how much it’s starting to look like real watermelon?
Next you’re going to squeeze out a little black paint, and dip the end of your cotton swab into it. Now just dab it onto the red part of your watermelon randomly to create the little watermelon seeds! When you’re happy with how many seeds your watermelon slices have, you’re all done!
You can put all the slices together to make a whole watermelon.
Or separate them to share with everyone! This is great for pretend play, a summer theme lesson, or a W is for Watermelon theme lesson. You can also make the slices of your watermelon in even 4ths or 8ths to start teaching your little one basic fractions! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this Watermelon Paper Plate Craft with me, and have fun incorporating it into lessons for your kids!