Each week, I really try to incorporate 2-3 crafts with my kids. There is no specific day or time I do the craft, but just as long as I do my research beginning of the week, and have all the supplies readily available (at arms reach), and then squeeze it in at the perfect opportunity. Usually, I’ll mention that we’ll be doing a craft at some point of the day during breakfast, and I basically see what the reaction is with my boys. Majority of the time, they are always down, or bring up something they want to do.
This week, we focused our week on fruits. The heat is definitely heating up here in the Bay Area, and fruits have become such a staple to keep up cool and refreshed. Watermelons are one of my favorite fruits, so what better way to enjoy a watermelon craft!
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Paper plates
– Black marker
– Bakers twine or ribbon (to make the watermelon into a fun garland!)
1.) Have your child cut down the middle of paper plate, to have 2 halves.
This simple task will kick start your preschooler to use his/her little hands to develop their fine motor skills by learning the proper way to cut paper.
2.) Using your selected color medium, have your child color the outside rim of the plate green. That will be the rind of the watermelon.
3.) Color the rest of plate red.
4.) Take your black colored marker and add in the “seeds.”
After that, you have your completed watermelon. If you want to take it to a decorative option to display your watermelon, cut the watermelon into slices, and tape bakers twine to the back of each slice!!
This garland will then become a nice decorative garland piece to hang around the house!
What’s great about this craft, is it’s super easy, supplies are some what staples to have around the house, and also you create many different avenues for simple math problems. Easy right?! Have a wonderful summer! And check back again for another fruit themed summer kids craft!