One of my son’s favorite foods is watermelon. He can never eat enough of it! Since watermelons remind me of summertime, we made a paper plate watermelon craft. It turned out super cute and my little one thought it was so much fun. Pair this fun Summer craft with the real thing or make a cookie that resembles a watermelon!
- paper plate
- red watercolor paint
- green & white paint
- black beans (or cut tiny little pieces of black paper)
Paper Plate Watermelon Instructions
First, I had him paint the center circle with red watercolor paint. Next, he used green tempera paint to brush on the outside ring. Since he is only 3, I painted the white ring where the 2 colors met.
When it finished drying, I folded it in half. He placed dots of glue randomly over the pinkish-red part and then placed little black beans on the glue dots -great for fine motor practice!
I also bought him a Watermelon Cookie to eat! If you want to attempt to make these by yourself, head over to Amanda’s Cookin’ to see how she makes her version.
See even more watermelon crafts and activities in our watermelon category!