Nothing says Summer like a nice refreshing slice of watermelon. Whether you’re eating them, crafting them, or even reading about them, there are so many fun ways to enjoy these warm-weather fruits and this list of themed crafts and activities is the perfect place to start!
I think you’ll be surprised by just how many ways there are to make a watermelon! Squishy foam, water beads, popsicle sticks? Some of the coolest watermelon themed crafts and activities can come from these basic supplies!
Watermelon Crafts for Kids
I remember making tons of paper mache crafts as a kid and the mess was the best part! Pass the fun along to your own kids with this fun and functional watermelon bowl.
Turn a basic paper plate into a watermelon craft that looks good enough to eat!
Summers are hot, that’s kind of the point, but this paper watermelon fan lets you celebrate Summer while staying cool.
Let your little one use their fingerprints to create the seeds on this adorable painted watermelon craft.
Tearing paper is such a fantastic way to work on those fine motor skills and this torn paper watermelon is a great one to get you started.
Fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, a fun craft… You’ll cover them all with this watermelon lacing activity.
Round up your crayons, pencils, and markers. Whip up a couple of these Summer pencil holders and you’ll always have somewhere to store them.
Tissue paper is one of our favorite craft supplies. It’s just so versatile and the colors are always gorgeous. This tissue paper watermelon is no exception.
Watermelon popsicles? They’re super easy to make and so, so cute!
Break out the yarn and the popsicle sticks! Weave a watermelon and work on those fine motor skills all at the same time.
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own toys? Now you can with this DIY watermelon squishy tutorial.
Watermelon Themed Activities for Kids
If my kids had their way, we’d be making slime every day! This watermelon slime though might just wind up on tomorrow’s to-do list!
Now, we’ve made watermelon shapes before using fun cookie cutters, but we’ve never tried to build a sculpture using pieces of watermelon!
This watermelon sensory bin is probably one of the coolest sensory bins that I’ve seen in a long time! Putting it together though is so incredibly easy!
Practice retelling familiar stories with your preschooler and this fun book-themed watermelon activity!
We’re HUGE fans of play dough in this house so this fine motor watermelon seed hunt is going to be a hit!
Watermelon Printables for Kids
Deck out your dramatic play center with a backyard bbq theme! These watermelon play food templates are going to fit in perfectly!
Grab a set of colorful clothespins and practice counting watermelon seeds with these count and clip cards that are absolutely perfect for Summer.
If your littles love Do-A-Dot markers, you’re going to want to grab this watermelon themed pack! Choose from 5 different watermelon themed pages to dot and stamp.
Have some old buttons lying around? They make fantastic “watermelon seeds” for little ones that are just learning how to count to 10.
Pre-writing, matching, sequencing, and more! There is so much to learn with this watermelon themed mini preschool pack!