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Wonderbug Watermelon Craft for Kids

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Today is National Watermelon Day and to celebrate this tasty treat, Wally Wonderbug has shared his easy-to-make watermelon craft for children.

What you will need:

  • White,  pink/red and green construction paper
  • Scissors (adult use only unless child can safely use them)
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Non-toxic black marker

How to make watermelon craft:

  1. Cut the green construction paper into a half circle (we used a big bowl to help draw the lines before cutting).
  2. Cut pink or red construction paper into a smaller half circle (about 1/2 to 1 inch smaller in diameter).
  3. Glue the pink or red half circle on the green one to make the watermelon body.
  4. Cut two small circles out of white construction paper to make the eyes.
  5. Glue to top of watermelon.
  6. Draw in small black circles to complete the eyes.
  7. Using the green construction paper, cut a small half circle in a smile and place on the red/pink part of the watermelon under the eyes.
  8. Cut four 1 inch strips of green construction paper lengthwise.
  9. Fold stripes into an accordion by alternating folds back & forth. Once strip is completely folded, let it go & you will get the bouncy accordion effect for the arms & legs. Glue onto the back of the watermelon body.
  10. Draw in little circles on the pink/red part for the watermelon seeds.

After you are done making the craft, enjoy a slice of nutritious watermelon with your children!

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16 Responses to “Wonderbug Watermelon Craft for Kids”

  1. Darlene L August 3, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    My four year old would LOVE this craft!! Thanks for the idea

    • MichelleH August 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Thanks Darlene & Raettig family!

  2. RaettigFamily August 3, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    What a fun craft idea! Definitely bookmarking it!

  3. Kelly August 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    This is an adorable craft idea. Great for daycare…thanks!

    • MichelleH August 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Thank you Lindsey & Kelly! It’s great to have you as blog fans

  4. Lindsey August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    such a cute craft to do.

  5. LeAnn R August 3, 2011 at 6:09 pm #

    Love the watermelon craft! Here from Houghton Happenings

    • MichelleH August 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      Welcome LeAnn! Good luck in the contest

  6. Nelly Rodriguez August 3, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    I love watermelon and these are perfect ideas!

    • MichelleH August 4, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

      Thanks Nelly! Our Kolcraft Kids had fun with this craft

  7. Michelle Riebeek August 4, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    Cute idea!

  8. Rachel C August 7, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    Cute! Who knew there was such a thing as watermelon day?!?
    My kids would enjoy making these.

  9. melissa August 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    I love this craft! I work at a day camp and this is perfect for the little ones. Thanks for the idea.

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