This is a classic craft, which is why it was perfect for my last LIVE Monday Morning Craft session on Facebook this week. I’ll be showing re-runs while I prepare for the new school year best I can amid COVID-19. One of my main goals with these live crafts has been to how parents and caregivers how easy it is to do these activities and tie them to other learning. This craft combines color mixing, the very beginning of fractions, scissor skills, and hand strength too. Crafts are useful. Just don’t use them as a substitute for free art exploration.
Paper Plate Watermelon Craft for Kids
Gather your materials. You will need a paper plate, some paint, green paper, black paper, paintbrush, scissors, and white glue.
Start by cutting your plate in two. While doing this, make sure to talk to your child or students about cutting it in half, and after that, you have two half or semi-circles that, when placed together, make a whole. Very basic fractions!
Next, it’s time to mix red and white paint to make pink! Use more white and less red but allow your child or student to take the lead if they request a different color, why not? Purple, brown, or green watermelons are pretty rad too.
While the paint dries a little cut, the green, and black paper into strips.
Encourage your child or students to make little tiny black seeds with the black paper. Cutting these will be easy, but picking them up and placing them on the watermelon craft may be very challenging.
Cut the green paper too.
Time to add glue to the edge and the green paper on top.
Now the seeds. This is tricky, be there to help to avoid too big a challenge and frustration.
Let your watermelon craft dry. I love how the colors are always slightly different since we mix the pink ourselves.
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