Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crafty Wednesday: A Slice of Watermelon

Each Wednesday we'll bring you a fun craft to make with your kids!

This week's craft is...

A Slice of Watermelon

paper plates
red construction paper
green tempera (or poster) paint
black watermelon seeds (dry)

This is a fun craft to do with preschoolers and they look wonderful displayed on a bullitin board! The teacher needs to give each child half a paper plate and some green paint. Instruct the kids to paint the rim of the plate green and tell them that this will be the rind of the melon. Then give each child a half-circle of red construction paper (cut to fit the inner part of the paper plate half) and have them glue it in place. Now, here's the fun part! Give each child a small pile of watermelon seeds,a dixie cup of glue and a paintbrush. Have them dab dots of glue wherever they want their seeds and they can stick them on. This is such a cute craft and,with a little prep. work on the teacher's part, something they can do almost on their own! Who wouldn't love a nice big slice of watermelon on a hot summer's day?

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