Savor summer a little bit longer with these easy watermelon paper crafts. With just a little paper, glue and paint, fold until you have this simple and colorful watermelon wedge. And then use your imagination to make it into whatever you want! I will get you started with a couple of ideas, but I would love to see what you do with your completed watermelon craft. You can find me in all the places (just click on the social media icons) or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Red construction paper
- Light green construction paper
- Glue stick
- Green, white and black paint
I believe that crafts should be more than just pretty to look at…they are to be MADE!!! Well, duh, you might be saying. But how many times have you just browsed through a blog or Pinterest and then…nothing. Because time gets away from us, even when we have good intentions. So, it is my mission to see families crafting together, and I have developed a strategy to help you make it easier to follow through on those good intentions. EVERY craft on this site is made from the same master list, and the projects are kept simple. Once you fill up your bag with the basic supplies on the list (at least half of which I am sure you already have in your house right now), you will be ready to craft along and create together whenever you find yourself with a spare moment in your week. And I promise you, you will never regret spending time making memories making things with your family. (Trust me!)
Step 1: Add the Rind
- Cut two equal light green strips of paper from the short side of the construction paper, each approximately 1/2 inch wide.
- Glue one strip onto the end of the red construction paper using the glue stick.
- Repeat this on the other end of the red paper.
Step 2: Paint
- Place your red paper with the green ends onto a piece of newspaper
- Squeeze out a little bit of the dark green, white and black paint
- Using the q-tip, make a green line on the end of each side of the paper, on the edge of the light green paper
- Make another painted line using a q-tip with white paint where the light green and red papers meet on each side
- Last, make black painted dots with a q-tip
Step 3: Fold
- Once the paint is dry, fold the paper length-wise like an accordion
- Each fold should be approximately 1-inch wide
- After the accordion is created, fold it in half. Be sure that the painted dots are on the outside
- Finally, use the glue stick to connect the two sides of the folded accordion, where they meet
Now let’s turn these basic watermelon slices into even more easy watermelon paper crafts…
Step 4 (First Option): Make a Puppet
- To turn your finished watermelon slide into a puppet you will need:
- Elmer’s glue
- 2 Googly eyes
- Black construction paper
- Large popsicle stick
- Cut a smile from the black construction paper and use the glue stick to adhere it to the front of your watermelon
- Using the Elmer’s glue, put the eyes in place. Give the glue time to dry.
- You can use the Elmer’s glue or the tape to add the large popsicle stick to the back of the watermelon slice. I found tape to be a little bit easier to manage, and it did not require dry time.
Step 4 (Second Option): Make a Banner
- In order to make a banner you will need to form several watermelon slices…however many you want for the length of the banner you are planning. I made 5 so that I could write the word “Yummy” on it to hang over the food table at our next cook out.
- Additional supplies from the bag that you will need include:
- Hole punch
- White yarn
- Black construction paper
- Using your pencil, draw letters that are approximately 5 inches tall and cut them out to say whatever you want to say. There should be one letter per paper watermelon…OR type and printed letters first (using your favorite font blown up to about size 350) and then lightly tacked them to the black construction paper to make it easier to cut them out.
- Glue each letter in place, one on each watermelon slice, using the glue stick. You may need to hold it in place for a minute to give it time to grab on.
- Punch a hole in the point of each slice of watermelon. This takes some strength and may require adult help.
- Cut a length of yarn however long you want you banner and tape around the end of the yarn to make it easier to lace
- Then, put the yarn through the whole of each watermelon slice and hang it wherever you would like a little fun