Watermelon Slices

Preschoolers will have great fun making these "watermelon slices" from paper plates. This is a great project to do with kids for a Letter W theme, or on National Watermelon Day.

Watermelon Slices

Project Info

Difficulty Easy
Duration Under 15 minutes
Age Any
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Materials

  • Paper Plate, cut in half
  • Poster Paint (Red, Green and Black)

Instructions

    1. Paint the rim of the paper plate green - this will be the rind of the watermelon.
    2. Paint the centre of the paper plate red - this will be the flesh of the watermelon.
    3. Paint dots of black over the red paint in the centre of the plate to form watermelon pips.

    Tips

    1. You could use sponge painting to paint the plate, or finger prints to make the pips to increase the sensory experience of this project.
    2. Instead of painting the pips onto the plate, you could stick on real watermelon seeds that have been washed and dried.

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    Useful supplies

    Nicole Home Collection 100 Count Everyday Dinnerware Paper Plate, 9-Inch, White
    $6.99 Buy on Amazon
    Crayola; Washable Kids Paint; Art Tools; 18 Colors; Bright, Bold Colors; Includes Paint Brush
    $6.15 Buy on Amazon

    Related Books

    The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli
    $9.95 Buy on Amazon
    Watermelon Day, by Kathi Appelt

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