Thursday, February 9, 2017

W is for Watermelon ( kids craft)



  This week we are discussing the letter w here.  I decided we needed to make a craft and watermelon it was.  Which is almost kind of sad considering my little student doesn't even like watermelons.

  For this craft you may already have the basic supplies on hand.


1 paper plate
Red paint
Black paint
Paint brush
Scissors 
Glue
Q-tip
Green paper

  I selected this craft and made it especially like this to allow different tools and techniques for my son to complete.

  Folding, cutting, gluing, painting and dotting.  They all take a different level of not only patience but also require you to change your thinking, hand and eye coordination and actually watch the creativity of the watermelon be born as he's working on one step at a time. 


Fold the plate in half.  I did this part and made it as even as I could.  Older kids could probably do this by themselves.


Cut the green sheet for the rind.  The size of the pieces don't matter.  So give your little one the scissors and let them go at it.


After the rind was put on we colored the inside red.  I think it probably works better this way then glue first and paint second just based on mess I'm assuming.


After the red paint has dried we added black dots to represent the seeds.  I used q-tips for this part as it would make the dots smaller.  Challenges the little ones with their grip and precision.


The perfect watermelon.  It sits up and painting both sides gives it a nice look.  Of course you could use this piece for naming the parts or incorporating it into a lifecycle of a watermelon.  We discussed the colors and the different parts.  I wonder if the next time I pick it up at the store if he will eat it.


What's your favorite fruit?  I made several pinterest recipes utilizing watermelon last year. Check that out here.

24 comments:

  1. what a fun idea! love watermelon :)

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  2. This looks like such a fun craft to do with the kiddos.

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  3. This is so cute! My daughter would have fun making this! I'll keep this in mind for the future.

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  4. That's cute! I love the different components to it:)

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  5. What a neat art project to do with kids. I'm baby sitting my friends 7 year old I think she would love this.

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  6. My daughter is passionate about craft art.I am going to show her your blog. Cute Watermelon!

    www.learn2livefully.com

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  7. The watermelon project is very creative. I love the use of the paper plate for height and visual appearance.

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  8. My boys LOVE watermelon. They'll be enthusiastic about this one :)

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  9. That turned out so cute! My kids love watermelon; I'm sure they'll love this!

    Belle | www.OneAwesomeMomma.com

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  10. what a fun craft! I think I actually have everything here at my house already too.

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  11. What a cute craft project! I love the idea of using a letter to base it on! Nikki x

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  12. Such an adorable craft to keep the kids going and just to have fun!

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  13. I don't like watermelon either! Haha.
    This is an adorable little craft, what a wonderful way for littles to develop fine motor skills!

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  14. Very cute! Makes me long for days of summer!

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  15. This is so cute! And I already have all the supplies!

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  16. Crafts are so much fun! You did a great job on this watermelon!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  17. This looks like a lot of fun.Really like how creative you are with the kids.Great parenting .

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  18. Too cute! Will have to try this, this summer. My girls LOVE watermelon.

    Chelsea || www.binkiesandbaubles.com

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  19. That looks like the perfect craft to do with children! And it's not expensive either ... just some paper plates and paint!

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  20. I like that these stand on their own. My kids love watermelon, but they love peaches and mangoes even more. I prefer those, too.

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  21. Omg what a cute craft!!! I bet my daughter would love to make this watermelon

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  22. Your watermelon looks so cute. I'm sure kids would love doing its DIY!

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