10 Cool Watermelon Crafts for Preschoolers

| Last Updated: September 23, 2022

It’s summertime, which means it’s the perfect season for watermelon! Not only is this fruit delicious, but it’s also a great crafting material for kids. Preschoolers will love these ten watermelon crafts – from painted rocks to sun catchers. So get creative and have fun with your little ones! 

Great Watermelon Crafts for Preschoolers

From puffy paint to sensory foam, these crafts will keep your little ones entertained for hours. So grab some watermelons and get crafting! Your preschoolers will have a blast with these ten watermelon crafts. Watermelons are easy to come by, so make a watermelon basket or something else fun.

Fine Motor Skills | Color Recognition | Creativity

1. Puffy Paint Watermelon Craft

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This simple and fun summer craft that your little ones will surely enjoy! All you need are basic craft supplies, and you can make your own Puffy Paint Watermelon. This would be a great activity on a hot summer day when it’s too hot to go outside. Plus, it’s a great way to practice those fine motor skills. 

Here are the supplies you’ll need: shaving cream, food coloring (red and green), black paint, school glue, a paintbrush, and a piece of paper. 

Follow these simple steps to make your own Puffy Paint Watermelon:

  1. Mix together equal parts of Barbasol shaving cream and Elmer’s glue.
  1. Add a few drops of food coloring (red and green) to the mixture and stir until you have your desired color.
  1. Paint black seeds in the center of your watermelon slice with the black paint. Allow it to dry completely.

And that’s it! Your very own Puffy Paint Watermelon. We hope you have as much fun making this craft as we did.

Be sure to visit Artsy Momma for more details too.

Fine Motor Skills | Tactile | Color Recognition

2. Watermelon Sensory Foam

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If you’re looking for a fun and easy summer craft to do with your preschooler, look no further than this watermelon sensory foam! This craft is perfect for helping your child develop their fine motor skills, sense of touch, and color recognition. Plus, it’s just plain fun!

To make this sensory foam, you will need:

  • Watermelon candy flavoring
  • Unscented dish soap
  • Red dye
  • Water
  • A sensory bin (or any other container)
  • A whisk
  • Toys (optional)


  1. To make the foam, combine the dish soap, watermelon candy flavoring, and red food dye in a bowl. Then, use a whisk to mix everything together until it is combined.
  1. Next, slowly add water to the mixture, whisking as you go, until the desired consistency is reached. If you want your foam to be denser, add less water. Add more water if you want it to be more light and airy.
  1. Once the foam is the consistency you want, pour it into your sensory bin and let your child explore! If you’re using a sensory bin, you can also add toys for your child to play with in the foam. Have fun!

If you want to try these with your kids, you may check them out at Parenting Chaos.

Counting | Fine Motor Skills | Combining Materials

3. Watermelon Squish Bags

Watermelon squish bags are a great summer craft for kids! Not only are they fun to make, but they also help kids learn important skills like counting and math. Plus, they’re just plain adorable. Here’s how to make your watermelon squish bag:

You’ll need:

  • A squish bag (you can find these at most craft stores)
  • Hair gel
  • Food coloring (red)
  • Watermelon seeds
  • Green tape


  1. To make your watermelon squish bag, start by adding a few drops of food coloring to your hair gel. Mix it up until you have a nice, even color. Next, add your hair gel to your squish bag. Fill it up about halfway so there’s plenty of room for the seeds.
  1. Now it’s time to add the watermelon seeds! You can either pour them into the bag or use a funnel. Once you have all of the seeds in, seal up the bag and squish it around until the gel is evenly distributed.
  1. Now comes the fun part! Use your green tape to divide the bag into sections. This will help your child count the seeds as they squish them around. Have fun!

Watermelon squish bags are the perfect summer craft for kids. They’re fun to make, help kids learn important skills, and are just plain adorable. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try! Your child will love it. Trust us.

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Painting | Color Mixing | Hands on

4. Paper Plate Watermelons

This is a fun and easy summer craft for kids who will enjoy it! It’s perfect for those hot summer days where all you want to do is cool off with a refreshing slice of watermelon. Plus, it’s a great way to teach your little ones about the fruit itself and help them develop their fine motor skills.

All you need for this craft is a half-paper plate, some paint (green, black, white, and red), and a paintbrush.  


  1. To create the watermelon’s green skin, paint a paper plate green on one side. 

  2. To make the watermelon interior pink, mix red and white paints together. 

  3. After that has been set, use your finger to draw black dots on top – these will be the watermelon seeds.

And that’s it! This is such a fun and easy craft for kids to do, and it’s also a great way for them to learn about different fruits. So next time you’re looking for something fun to do on a hot summer day, why not try making some paper plate watermelons with your little ones? They’re sure to have a blast!

Try this with your preschoolers, and visit Really, Are You Serious? for more fun and instructions– you’re guaranteed a great time!

Drawing | Identifying Colors | Fine Motor Skills

5. Torn Paper Watermelon Craft

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This is a fun and easy craft for your preschooler to make this summer! They will love tearing the paper and seeing their watermelon come to life.

You will need only a few supplies: 

  • white, red, black, and green paper
  • a pencil or black marker
  • glue

To create a torn paper watermelon craft:

Begin by having your little one draw a watermelon on a piece of white paper. They should then put glue around the drawing and cover it with ripped bits of colored paper to create their own watermelon design!

This is a great activity to help your child develop their fine motor skills and learn about colors and patterns. And it’s a perfect way to celebrate summer!

Drop by at The Chirping Moms. An what other summer crafts will you be doing with your preschooler?

Creativity | Identifying Letters | Color Recognition

6. Handprint Watermelon

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Making a handprint watermelon is a fun and easy craft you can do with your preschooler. It’s a great way to teach them about colors, and they’ll have a blast making their little watermelon.

To make this craft, you’ll need some construction paper, paint (red, green, and white), a paintbrush, and a black marker. 


  1. First, paint your bottom palm green to create the watermelon peel. 

  2. Then on its top, paint it white to create the watermelon flesh. 

  3. The rest of the palm and fingers should be red with a touch of pink (white and red). 

  4. Once you have all the colors painted on, press your hand onto the construction paper.

  5. Once the handprint is dry, use the black marker to draw on some seeds. 

  6. Then on the side of the paper, write or paint “W is for watermelon.” 

Your preschooler will love seeing their handprint turned into a watermelon! And they’ll be so proud of their creation.

Take a glimpse of this craft at Crystalandcomp.com.

Painting | Color Recognition | Creativity

7. Painted Watermelon Rocks

When it comes to crafting with kids, there are few things more fun than painting rocks. And what’s even more fun than painting rocks? Painting rocks to look like watermelons, of course! These painted watermelon rocks are the perfect summer craft for kids of all ages.

To make these, you’ll need a few supplies. First, you’ll need some rocks. You can find these at your local craft store or even just around your neighborhood. Once you have your rocks, gather up some red, green, and black paint, as well as a tiny paintbrush.

Now it’s time to get painting! 

  1. To start, paint your rocks green. 

  2. Once the green paint is dry, use your red paint to add a little bit of watermelon flesh. 

  3. Finally, use your black paint to add watermelon seeds.

There you have it! Your very own Painted Watermelon Rocks. These make for a great summer craft project for kids of all ages. So what are you waiting for? Get crafting!

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Painting | Fine Motor Skills | Independence

8. Paper Fan Watermelon

Making a paper watermelon fan is a wonderful and simple craft for your youngster! It’s a fantastic method to teach them fundamental abilities like painting.

To make your paper fan watermelon, you’ll need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paint (red, green, black)
  • A big popsicle stick
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Cotton swab

To make your watermelon, start by painting the paper plate green around the edges and red in the center. Then use cotton swabs dipped in black paint to create watermelon seeds. Finally, tape the popsicle stick to one side of the paper plate.

Finally, bend the paper plate in half and staple it together. Your watermelon is now ready to enjoy!

This will be a great pastime with your young children, so start visiting The Kindergarten Connection.

Following Directions | Mixing Ingredients | Creativity

9. Watermelon Slime

Watermelon slime is a fun and easy craft that your kids will love! Here are three skills that they will learn while making it:

  • How to measure and mix ingredients
  • How to follow a recipe
  • How to be creative!

You’ll need the following supplies: shaving cream, red food coloring, glue, green paper plates, black beads, or beans.


  1. In a bowl, mix together shaving cream, red food coloring, and glue. 

  2. Add contact solution until desired consistency is reached. 

  3. Pour slime onto a green paper plate. 

  4. Place black beads or beans on top of slime for watermelon seeds! Let your child’s imagination run wild, and have fun with it!

Watermelon slime is a great activity for kids of all ages. It’s a perfect way to spend a summer afternoon, or even take it outside and enjoy the nice weather! Have fun!

If you have any questions, feel free to browse at Kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com.

Fine Motor Skills | Independence | Creativity

10. Watermelon Sponge Painting

To make a watermelon sponge painting, you will need to gather a few supplies. 

You will need:

  • Sponges
  • White cardstock
  • Red, green, and black paint
  • Paper plates
  • Paintbrush

Once you have gathered all of your supplies, you are ready to begin!

To start, you will need to cut your sponges into triangle shapes. You can use any size sponge you would like, but we recommend using a variety of sizes. Once you have cut your sponges, it is time to start painting!

Place a piece of white cardstock on a flat surface and put some tempera paint onto a small paper plate. Using your sponge, dip it into the paint, and then start stamping it onto the cardstock. You can create any design you like! We love making watermelon slices, but feel free to get creative!

This will give your painting a fun, summery feel!

We hope you enjoy this watermelon sponge painting activity! It is a great way to get creative with your little ones and make some beautiful art!

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Great watermelon crafts are the perfect way to keep your preschoolers entertained during the summer months! These activities will help them learn while having fun, from watermelon painting to watermelon seed counting. Plus, they’re a great way to beat the heat! So what are you waiting for? Get crafting and until next time…

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