This cute and fun paper plate watermelon craft is a cute and fun summer craft for kids. Its also super easy making it perfect for preschoolers.
Today we are making this cute little watermelon paper plate craft. It’s a fun and simple craft and only requires a couple of items.
We love watermelon in our house. It’s one of our favorite fruits and always an anticipated summer time treat.
I like this craft because it helps teach both coloring and cutting skills for my preschooler.
But this craft is also excellent as a fun tool for teaching older kids fraction skills, addition skills, multiplication skills or practicing patterns!
How to Make a Paper Plate Water Melon
For this craft, first gather your supplies. We used real watermelon seeds from a pack so we could practice counting and factions.
- A paper plate (the inexpensive ones with no coating work best)
- Red crayon
- Green Crayon
- Pack of watermelon seeds (Optional)
To make your paper plate watermelon, start by coloring the edge of the plate green.
Then color the inside of your plate red, to resemble a round watermelon slice.
Next, take your ruler and draw a line down the center of the plate. Continue to use the ruler to split the plate into 8 pieces.
Now cut out all the slices so that you have 8 pieces of watermelon.
Now, you can have fun with different teaching lessons.
For preschool aged kid, you can have them practice placing watermelon seeds on the slices and practice counting the seeds on each slice.
You can also have them practice patterns with the number or placement of the watermelon seeds on the slices and then ask them to recreate the pattern.
For older kids, you can have them practice addition and multiplication.
For addition practice, place a different number of seeds on each watermelon piece. Then have them add the seeds together to find the correct sum.
To practice multiplication, place an equal number of seeds on each watermelon piece and use multiplication facts to find the sum of each equation.