Summertime is sadly coming to an end, along with all of its sunshiny days and yummy tastes. I mean, is there anything better than burgers right off the grill, corn on the cob straight from the farmers market and a sweet watermelon for dessert? Making this watermelon slice kids craft might just help that summertime feeling stick around a little while longer. Find the rest of the fruit basket collection that we have made so far here: STRAWBERRY, PEAR, PINEAPPLE. Frame them for a great piece of artwork in your kitchen or put magnets on the back to put on the fridge!
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- 2 Paper plates
- Hot pink, dark green, light green and white paint
- 3 Large popsicle sticks
- Elmers glue
- Glue stick
- Black pony beads
- 2 Medum pompoms
- 2 Clothespins
*If you are wondering what I mean by “in the bag”, look no further than the “fill your bag” tab or just click on THIS LINK. In an effort to make crafting with your kids more accessible and doable, to fit your very busy lifestyle, I am simplifying the process by giving you the road map so that you only need to prep one time, no running to the store repeatedly because you are missing one obscure item. Then you have the freedom to create with your kids for hours, any time, anywhere, at a moments notice.
- Glue together 3 large popsicle sticks using Elmers glue, forming a triangle
- Let the glue dry thoroughly
- While you are at it, make several…like 5 at least…so that you are ready to make other projects too. Just keep them in your bag.
- Trace the triangle frame onto the center of a paper plate
- Draw another triangle just inside that triangle, approximately 1/4 inch inside the original
- Cut out the triangle
- Glue the triangle to the back of the popsicle stick frame using the glue stick
- Place the project on the other paper plate
- Pinch each pompom with the clothespins to form a “paint brushes”
- Squeeze some of the dark green and pink paint on the plate
- Start to paint the watermelon slice
- Use the q-tip to paint on the white and light green stripes
- Allow the paint to dry
- Glue black pony beads on with the Elmers glue in a random pattern to form the seeds
- Allow the glue to dry completely
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