DIY Watermelon Garland Craft For An Easy Summery Décor

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As the sun shines brightly and summer’s warmth fills the air, it’s time to bring a splash of fruity fun into your home with a delightful Watermelon Garland Craft! Here we’ll show you how to create a vibrant and cheerful watermelon garland using just a few simple materials. With paint, a paper plate, a single hole punch, and some string, you can easily whip up this charming garland that will add a touch of summer magic to any space. So, let’s get crafting and create a sweet and juicy watermelon garland that will make your heart skip a beat!


Materials for the Watermelon Garland Craft

Gather these materials to create your watermelon garland:

  • White paper plate (the kind that is good for crafting but not eating)
  • Red, green and black paints (non-toxic for safe crafting)
  • A paintbrush or sponge
  • A single hole punch
  • White string or twine
  • Scissors

Sweet and Juicy: DIY Watermelon Garland Craft for a Summery Décor!

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Paint the Watermelon Rind:
    Lay out the white paper plates on your crafting surface. Using green paint, have fun painting a circle shape around the outside of the paper plate to create the watermelon’s rind on the white border of the paper plate. Paint a curved green line along the edge to represent the rind’s thickness. Let the green paint dry fully before proceeding. This boarder should only be about an inch thick.
  1. Add the Watermelon Base:
    Use red paint to create the watermelon base. Leave a white space in between the green and the red for the rind. You can mark this on the paper plate for younger kids. Have them then paint the middle of the plate red. Let the paint dry fully before proceeding.
  1. Cut the Watermelon slices: Fold the plate in half. Unfold it and invite your child to cut along the folded line. Repeat again with each half, fold in half and cut along the folded line until you have four quarters. Cut each quarter again in hlaf until you have eight smaller slices of watermelon.
  2. Paint the seeds: When we did this craft while camping, we painted the black seeds before cutting the slices but then we quickly realized that we should have waited and painted them after cutting the slices. So once you have cut your watermelon paper plater into eight slices, use a small paint brush and black paint to create the black watermelon seeds. Set it aside to dry.
  3. Punch the Holes:
    Use the single hole punch to make two holes on either side of each watermelon slice on the rind. This is where the string will thread through.

Time to String Up Your Slices

  1. String the Watermelon Slices:
    Cut a length of white string or twine, ensuring it’s long enough to accommodate all the watermelon slices you’ve painted. Thread the string through the holes in each paper plate slice, aligning them to create a beautiful watermelon garland.
  2. Hang and Enjoy:
    With all the slices strung onto the string, your watermelon garland is complete! Find a perfect spot to hang it, such as above the mantelpiece, along the wall, or even as a decorative accent for a summer party. The vibrant watermelon colors and playful design will infuse your space with a cheerful and summery vibe.

Crafting a Watermelon Garland using paint, paper plates, a single hole punch, and string is a fantastic way to bring the essence of summer into your home. This fun and easy DIY project is perfect for involving the whole family in a creative and joyful activity. Whether you hang it in the living room, child’s bedroom, or even at a summer picnic, this sweet and juicy watermelon garland will add a delightful touch to any space. So, let your creativity flow, and enjoy the burst of summertime happiness as your watermelon garland brings a refreshing slice of summer to your home décor!

Age Suitability

This activity is good for toddlers aged children 3 years old and up with adult assistance.

Mess Level

The mess level for this activity is medium.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Toddler and Preschooler Curriculums, Books & TV Show!

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Book: Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids

Did you know I wrote a book of sensory bins? Click here for more information Exciting Sensory Bin for Curious Kids. Or grab your copy at Amazon

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Book: Super STEAM Activity Book for Kids

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TV Show: Curious Crafting

I’m so excited to share my crafting TV show Curious Crafting which launched in July 2022 on TVOkids and TVOkids YouTube! Season 2 airs in the summer of 2023! We were also nominated in 2023 for Best Live Action Preschool Series by the Youth Media Alliance Awards of Excellence.

Set in the ultimate crafting space, Curious Crafting is a short form pre-school age series about the joy of making crafts. I lead a rotating cast of adorable little preschoolers (including my own) making magic out of common household objects.

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