15 Wonderful Watermelon Crafts for Summer
Enjoy the summer with juicy watermelon and these Wonderful Watermelon Crafts for Summer! There’s something here for all ages, so grab your supplies and begin!
Is it just me, or does the word ‘summer’ immediately translate into ‘fun’ in your head? Maybe it’s cultural influencing or something, but you can’t help equate summer with good times!
At our home, summer is the time for special art projects, lots of summer reading, and even some fun kitchen STEM activities that involve water or need to be done outdoors. We love making special bookmarks for our summer books, especially ice cream-themed ones!
Now, all that work can make you thirsty, and it’s important to stay hydrated in hot weather. My summer pick is a chilled watermelon mojito, which I sip slowly to savor completely. There’s something about watermelons that make them perfect for summer – of course, they’re 90% water, but that combination of red and green is just so cheerful!
Since 3rd August is Watermelon Day, we think this popular fruit deserves to be celebrated. So we’ve drawn up a list of some bright and cheerful watermelon crafts that is sure to get you craving more of this yummy fruit. Go ahead, and enjoy your crafting with some watermelon chunks on the side!
15 Wonderful Watermelon Crafts for Summer
1. Watermelon Googly Eyes Card
How adorable is this little watermelon? The Best Ideas for Kids shows us how to turn the naturally refreshing nature of a watermelon into a card for your loved one. We love that this card is quite open ended, you can give it to anyone for any occasion – perfect to let your pals know you’re thinking of them over summer!
2. Watermelon Button Craft
This is truly a delightful craft and as a button craft lover, it’s my favorite! A Cultivated Nest shows us how to use a simple watermelon printable as a base and buttons in red and green. Make it interesting by using different shades of red and green so the final project doesn’t look flat.
3. Watermelon Painted Rocks
Painted rock projects are a huge hit with kids these days, and if your little one is starting out with it, this idea from Projects with Kids is a great pick for beginners. You can make the watermelons look a little more whacky by sticking on googly eyes instead of painting them.
4. Watermelon Paper Plate
Need an easy way to teach your kids about fractions? Woo Jr. has the perfect way of doing this in a summer theme with paper plate watermelon slices! This is an excellent visual representation of how parts become a whole; just try to prevent yourself from chomping on the paper plate by mistake!
5. Watermelon Paper Craft
If you’ve been thinking of adding a little bit of summer flair to your kid’s room, this idea from Krokotak is perfect! The best part is that you can customize each watermelon in the set. One can be whole, while one can have a piece bitten off. You can also change the expressions on their faces!
6. Painted Watermelon Fan
We love how beautiful this project from Passion for Savings looks thanks to the painted effect. It’s a great project to help kids understand the mix of colors and how the use of different shades adds texture to a two dimensional work of art.
7. Mini Watermelon Pinatas
Sometimes you don’t want a huge pinata – you just want a small one, or multiple small ones! Of course, they’ll double the fun as you can stuff each one with different treats! Minted shows us how to make small watermelon pinatas that look absolutely gorgeous, and the color combinations are lovely!
8. Felt Watermelon Garland
Thinking of giving your space a summer makeover? Vicky Barone suggests the easiest way to do it – with a watermelon banner! All you need is red and green felt for the watermelons. The seeds can be painted on, so the overall project shouldn’t take more than an hour!
9. Hand Painted Watermelon Wall Art
If you want a simple project that doesn’t require too many fancy materials and still looks elegant and finished, we’d recommend this project from A Charming Project. It’s easy and won’t take up too much of your time. Yet, it does have your artistic print on it and looks great!
10. Printable Watermelon Paper Toy
We love playing with pretend food here, and we’ve tried making all kinds of fun foods like dosa, spaghetti and even sushi! Moms and Crafters helps us give our pretend supermarket a makeover by adding some bright, juicy watermelon crafts to the list. Please remember these are paper and not real!
11. DIY Watermelon Coasters
Since it’s summer, you’re sure to be sipping on something chilled all day, but make sure your summer drinks aren’t making a mess! Instead, go ahead and place your glass on a watermelon coaster, which you can make yourself! These coasters from Made to be a Momma also make great gifts, and are perfect for a summer-themed party!
12. Accordion Watermelon Craft
Folding and pleating are good activities for beginner crafters who can exercise their fine motor muscles in the process. In the Bag Kids’ Crafts shows us how to make an accordion pleated watermelon, which is quite clever, actually! You can use plain paper and paint the watermelon on it first, and then fold it for a craft that’s 100% from scratch!
13. Letter W Watermelon Craft
It’s fun to learn the alphabet with themes; like using only animals, for instance. Since I’m a foodie, one of my favorite ways is using different things to eat! Watermelon crafts are just made for W and if you agree, you’ll enjoy this W for Watermelon craft from Must Have Mom. Simple but kids will easily remember the letter since the fruit is so relatable.
14. DIY Watermelon Squishies
Making squishies is something I’ve stumbled upon fairly recently, and I love this watermelon themed one from Buggy and Buddy! Doesn’t it look vibrant and fun? You can actually make a bunch of these in different fruit shapes and either use it as pretend food or share it with your friends.
15. Watermelon Foam Craft
As we said earlier, we’re huge fans of making themed bookmarks for our summer reading and if you’re the same you’ll love this one from Sunny Day Family! The pointy watermelon is perfect either to hold your place in a book or as a sentence marker. You can also make it tiny or jumbo, as per your need.
Aren’t these watermelon crafts just the juiciest and happiest? That bright red is perfect to brighten up a dull day, especially if you’re stuck at home because of the heat. While you’re at it, you may also love checking out our other summer food theme crafts, like this pineapple planter, a fruit theme shape match, a paper lemonade craft and of course, loads of ice cream crafts!