Keep cool this summer with this fun and simple Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for Kids! This summertime craft is easy to make using just a few common supplies you probably already have in your home or classroom. Your kids are sure to enjoy some hands-on, summer crafting and you’ll love how inexpensive and easy this project is!
*Pair with our Summer Centers & Activities for Pre-K/Kindergarten!
Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for Kids
This Watermelon Paper Fan Craft would be a great activity for the kids to do indoors when it’s too hot to go outside. It pairs perfectly with the book, The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli! We love to read the book aloud and then get crafting!
With just a few supplies, we’re ready to get started!
- paper plates
- large crafting sticks
- masking tape
- pink, green, and black tempera paint
- cotton swabs
How to Assemble the Watermelon Craft for Kids
Begin by flipping the paper plate over so the bottom is facing up.
Invite your child to paint the center of the paper plate with pink tempera paint as shown. Painting is a great way for kids to work on developing fine motor skills!
Next, kids can paint the rim of the paper plate with green tempera paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Once the paint has dried, invite your child to use a cotton swab dipped in black tempera paint to add the seeds!
*Optional – Sneak in some early math skills practice by asking your child to count the number of seeds as they paint.
Once the black tempera paint has completely dried, fold the paper plate in half.
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Open the plate and use masking tape to attach a large craft stick for the handle of the fan. Adults can use a stapler around the outer rim of the plate to seal the edges of the plate shut.
Now you’re ready to cool down this summer with this easy and fun Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for kids!
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