One of my family's favorite part of summer is eating as much watermelon as we can. We go through at least one large watermelon a week. My toddler could honestly do this on his own and knows that summer means watermelon. This fun watermelon craft is perfect to try at home or with your students. It would look great on your refrigerator or on a bulletin board.
- Glue stick
- Tissue Paper
- Paper Plates
- Cut a paper plate in half.
- Cut strips of light green, dark green and red tissue paper into 1 inch squares.
- Coat the bottom inch of the paper plate with a gluestick. Press dark green tissue paper on top of the wet glue. Add a second coat of dark green tissue to make the color brighter.
- Repeat the steps above with light green and then red tissue paper. (refer to the photo)
- Trim off any excess tissue paper.
- Cut a thin bit of paper plate and glue it in between the red and green areas.
- Cut seeds from black cardstock and glue on top of the red tissue.
Such a simple, cute watermelon craft is the perfect fine motor activity for any young learner. Also, it would make a great addition to a writing activity. I wonder what kids would write about if the topic was, What Happened When I Swallowed A Watermelon Seed. My little one is curious about this one, so I know it would make a great lesson for your kids, too.
Want to learn more about watermelons? Here's a great video to watch!