Get ready for summer with these five, sweet watermelon craft ideas! These ideas can be used for summer crafting, or homemade watermelon decorations for birthday parties or events.
The best part is, each of these paper watermelon crafts are super-easy and fun for kids to make. Not to mention, the supplies for these crafts are things that you, more than likely, already have laying around your house.
While these watermelon craft ideas are geared towards preschool through 2nd grade, with some tweaking, these ideas could easily be adapted for older kids as well.
5 Fun Watermelon Craft Ideas for Kids
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Let’s get started! Here are five watermelon craft ideas:
1. Mosaic Watermelon Craft
The first watermelon craft idea is this sweet, colorful mosaic watermelon. For this craft, you will need to print off the watermelon outline (from the free watermelon template pack) and then cut up some red, green, and black colored card-stock paper into random pieces.
To do this craft, have your kids fill in the watermelon by glueing the colorful pieces onto the shape while trying to stay within the lines (save the black pieces to glue on at the end, these will be the ‘seeds’).
Lastly, have your kids carefully trace the word at the bottom of the page!
2. Basic Paper Watermelon Craft
The next watermelon craft idea is a basic paper watermelon. This is a wonderful activity for learning the watermelon parts (flesh, rind, seeds, etc) or as a simple watermelon party craft.
For this watermelon activity you will need the free watermelon template (available in the free watermelon template pack), card stock paper (red, green, white, and black), as well as, some scissors and glue.
To begin, cut out the template pieces and trace them onto the colored card stock paper. Then, cut each piece out and glue them together (the red piece is the base).
Then viola! You’re done!
3. Watermelon Slice Garland Craft
Now for a watermelon slice garland! How cute is this? This DIY watermelon garland would be perfect for a summer birthday party decoration or a fun seasonal craft to do with your kids.
For this craft, you will need the free watermelon slice garland template (available in the free watermelon template pack), card stock paper (red, green, white, and black), jute string, as well as, scissors and glue.
To make the watermelon slices, cut out the template pieces and trace them onto the colored card stock paper. Then, cut each piece out and glue them together (the red piece is the base).
Lastly, tape your jute string along the back of each watermelon slice, spacing them evenly along the string, to create your summer watermelon slice garland.
4. Letter W Preschool Watermelon Craft
This next watermelon craft is for the preschoolers and kindergarteners and would make a fantastic letter recognition activity for the letter W.
To begin this letter W craft, grab the blank letter W watermelon template, Q-tips, a paper plate, and some kid-friendly paint.
To start, put small dabs of red, green, and black paint on a paper plate (this will be your child’s paint palette). Next, give your child a Q-tip for each color and have them dot the paint colors onto the letter W outline in the appropriate spaces.
To finish off the letter W craft, have your preschooler trace the word ‘watermelon’ at the bottom of the page using their best handwriting.
5. Paint Your Own Watermelon Puzzle Craft
The last watermelon craft idea is a paint your own puzzle craft. Using the blank puzzle page from the free watermelon craft printable, have your kids paint their handprint in red in the middle of the puzzle template.
Once their handprint dries, have them paint a green rind and then add some black ‘seeds’ on their watermelon using a Q-tip or a paintbrush.
After all the paint has dried, cut up the pieces of the puzzle. (These pieces can be stored in sandwich bags OR they can glue their puzzle pieces down on a separate sheet of paper.)
Another fun idea, is to have your kids trade puzzles with each other and see how fast they can put their friend’s or siblings puzzles together.
Low-Prep Watermelon Crafts for Kids
Each of these watermelon craft ideas are low-prep and fun for kids to make. Feel free to use the ideas and free templates OR draw up some of your own! Either way, I hope that these ideas will inspire you to get creative and have fun with your kids.
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Watermelon Crafts For Kids Q & A
1. How do you make a watermelon out of a paper plate?
Cut a paper plate in half. Paint the inside red (the flesh) and out outer plate rim green for the rind. Once the pain has dried, use a q-tip or paintbrush to paint on black seeds.
2. Where can you hang a DIY watermelon garland?
Some great places to hang a DIY watermelon garland would be: The front of a counter or table, across a mantle, over a door frame, or draped over a cabinet front.
3. Where can you find red and green card stock paper?
You can find red card stock at a local craft store or on Amazon.
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