Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the flip flops and start thinking about how you’ll keep your kids entertained during summer vacation.
If you are looking for an option that doesn’t cost a ton of money, you can’t go wrong with a good craft session.
It wasn’t until I was wandering the grocery store that I noticed a big juicy watermelon and thought about how fun it would be to incorporate it into my kid’s summer crafting! These watermelon crafts are perfect for summer or to learn more about summer produce!
- 1 20 DIY Watermelon Crafts for Kids
- 1.1 DIY Watermelon God’s Eye Weaving
- 1.2 Hand Print Art
- 1.3 Torn Paper Watermelon
- 1.4 Easy Paper Fan Watermelon Craft
- 1.5 Paper Plate Watermelon
- 1.6 Watermelon Paper Plate Craft
- 1.7 Footprint Watermelon Craft
- 1.8 W is for Watermelon Puffy Paint Letter Craft
- 1.9 Easy Watermelon Craft & Counting Game
- 1.10 Watermelon Paper Plate Craft
- 1.11 Watermelon Suncatchers
- 1.12 Paper Plate Watermelon Craft
- 1.13 Wacky Melon Pen Pal Craft
- 1.14 Watermelon Bookmark/Word Pointer
- 1.15 Watermelon Counting Game
- 1.16 Watermelon Painted Rock
- 1.17 Paper Craft Watermelons
- 1.18 Watermelon Play Dough
- 1.19 Puffy Paint Watermelon Craft
20 DIY Watermelon Crafts for Kids
From Red Ted Art
First up, here’s one for the slightly older kids. An easy craft to keep kids concentration for an extended period and all you need is some coloured string and lollipop sticks.
From Crystal & Co.
All kids love getting messy and trying out some finger painting. This is a cute little craft that doesn’t need any fancy materials. Why not think of some other fruit and veggies you can make with handprints then have your kids write the names underneath.
No equipment needed and no fancy materials either. Tearing paper is easy for even the youngest kids and they’ll love using their fingers to splotch the “seeds” onto the picture!
Paper plates are an essential to have in stock if you have crafty kids at home. They’re so versatile and there are heaps of different uses for them. These watermelon fans aren’t just cute – they’re functional too.
Yet another great paper plate craft. This watermelon craft is super easy for kids of all ages and chances are you’ll have everything you need at home already!
From Easy Peasy & Fun
Another fun use for paper plates, we love these bright and colourful watermelon paintings. A great relaxing way to spend some quiet time.
These cute little watermelon footprints are a great project to let your little ones get a little messy. They would make a great memento to keep on the fridge or could even be cut out to make into homemade cards for grandparents.
From Crafty Morning
My toddler loves puffy paint! It’s something a little bit different to our usual painting activities and I love this fun watermelon spin on it.
A fun way for your little one to spend some time painting one of their favourite snacks and then a counting game for afterwards to make the whole thing educational.
From Homeschool Preschool
These watermelon slices would be a great craft if you have kids that love playing kitchens or restaurants. They’re simple to make and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play.
These suncatchers are a unique little DIY watermelon craft that’s sure to bring some joy to your little one when they see how the light dances and plays from them hanging in the window.
From Crafts by Amanda
Another cute paper plate watermelon craft that uses mini pom poms for the seeds! We have tons of these all over the house so I’m sure we’ll be giving it a go.
From Crafts on Sea
If you have kids that love getting mail or simply want to surprise a grandparent with a cute homemade card, these watermelon letters are just the thing. A super cute way to let kids send letters or postcards to people they care about.
From Craft Create Cook
This adorable little watermelon reading craft can be used as a bookmark for slightly older kids or a word pointer when reading with your littlies. Learning to read has never been quite so adorable!
From Sunny Day Family
This magnetic watermelon counting game is a fun craft to make and then doubles as an educational activity for kids.
From Kids Activities
Painted rocks have become super trendy recently and these cute little watermelon ones would make a lovely craft to build concentration in older kids.
From Craft Create Cook
These paper craft watermelon slices are surprisingly simple to make and look super professional. They would make a great addition to any kids play kitchen or restaurant.
From Moms & Crafters
Play Dough that’s so good you might have to stop your little one from tucking in for a taste! When I first saw the photo for this craft I honestly thought it was a bowl of strawberry ice-cream or sorbet! This would make a great sensory play activity for toddlers.
More fluffy paint and another craft that looks positively good enough to eat! The texture of this fluffy paint is a great sensory experience for young kids.
From Crafty Morning
Do you have a favourite fruit themed craft to keep your little ones entertained? We’d love to hear about them!
If your kids are mad on the beach, why not take a look at our seashell craft ideas? Or for a whole lot of messy fun, we have a great bumper list of slime recipes! You’ll find all our other crafts here.