National Watermelon Day on August 3. It's ok if you missed celebrating on the exact day, but I definitely recommend taking time to celebrate this awesome taste of summer before school starts. That means buying a big 'ol melon and making this fun watermelon paper craft.

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Watermelon Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Watermelon Paper Plate Craft for Kids

Crafting at home is still going strong. And this project doesn't require a big cash outlay. You've likely go all the supplies you need at home. 

I love this craft because it's colorful and can teach toddlers some great coordination skills like cutting, gluing and simple painting. It makes a super playdate craft too. 

To help on this project, we enlisted master crafter Karimah Henry from the site craftingafunlife.com.

Watermelon Paper Plate Craft for Kids

 Watermelon Paper Plate Craft Supplies

  • Liquid glue or glue stick
  • Black acrylic or tempera paint
  • Cotton swab
  • Scissors
  • Paper plate (and bonus points if you can find red plates)
  • Green cardstock or construction paper
  • Red paint stick 

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Watermelon Paper Plate Craft for Kids

 Watermelon Paper Plate Craft Directions

  1. Start by cutting your paper plate in half. It may be easier if your child folds the paper plate then cut it in half.
  2. Next, use the red paint stick to color the inside of the plate.
  3. Now it’s time to cut the green paper in small squares then glue them to the edge of the paper plate.
  4. Finally, use the cotton swab and black paint to create seeds for the watermelon. It's fun to have your kids count the dots as you place them. We're always looking to sneak in learning. 

Momtrends hack: try a splat mat if you plan to craft indoors.

Watermelon Paper Plate Craft for Kids

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