Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the flip flops and start thinking about how you’ll keep your kids entertained during summer vacation.
If you are looking for an option that doesn’t cost a ton of money, you can’t go wrong with a good craft session.
It wasn’t until I was wandering the grocery store that I noticed a big juicy watermelon and thought about how fun it would be to incorporate it into my kid’s summer crafting! These watermelon crafts are perfect for summer or to learn more about summer produce!
20 DIY Watermelon Crafts for Kids
From Red Ted Art
First up, here’s one for the slightly older kids. An easy craft to keep kids concentration for an extended period and all you need is some coloured string and lollipop sticks.
From Crystal & Co.
All kids love getting messy and trying out some finger painting. This is a cute little craft that doesn’t need any fancy materials. Why not think of some other fruit and veggies you can make with handprints then have your kids write the names underneath.
No equipment needed and no fancy materials either. Tearing paper is easy for even the youngest kids and they’ll love using their fingers to splotch the “seeds” onto the picture!
Paper plates are an essential to have in stock if you have crafty kids at home. They’re so versatile and there are heaps of different uses for them. These watermelon fans aren’t just cute – they’re functional too.
From Easy Peasy & Fun
Another fun use for paper plates, we love these bright and colourful watermelon paintings. A great relaxing way to spend some quiet time.
Yet another great paper plate craft. This watermelon craft is super easy for kids of all ages and chances are you’ll have everything you need at home already!
From Crafty Morning
These cute little watermelon footprints are a great project to let your little ones get a little messy. They would make a great memento to keep on the fridge or could even be cut out to make into homemade cards for grandparents.
My toddler loves puffy paint! It’s something a little bit different to our usual painting activities and I love this fun watermelon spin on it.
From Homeschool Preschool
A fun way for your little one to spend some time painting one of their favourite snacks and then a counting game for afterwards to make the whole thing educational.
These watermelon slices would be a great craft if you have kids that love playing kitchens or restaurants. They’re simple to make and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play.
From Crafts by Amanda
These suncatchers are a unique little DIY watermelon craft that’s sure to bring some joy to your little one when they see how the light dances and plays from them hanging in the window.
From Kids Steam Lab
I used to love paper mache art as a kid! Who doesn’t love gloopy, sticky, messy fun? This watermelon bowl is a super cute paper mache craft that will keep kids occupied and can even be used in the play kitchen when it’s done.
From Crafts on Sea
Another cute paper plate watermelon craft that uses mini pom poms for the seeds! We have tons of these all over the house so I’m sure we’ll be giving it a go.
From Craft Create Cook
If you have kids that love getting mail or simply want to surprise a grandparent with a cute homemade card, these watermelon letters are just the thing. A super cute way to let kids send letters or postcards to people they care about.
From Sunny Day Family
This adorable little watermelon reading craft can be used as a bookmark for slightly older kids or a word pointer when reading with your littlies. Learning to read has never been quite so adorable!
From Kids Activities
This magnetic watermelon counting game is a fun craft to make and then doubles as an educational activity for kids.
From Craft Create Cook
Painted rocks have become super trendy recently and these cute little watermelon ones would make a lovely craft to build concentration in older kids.
From Moms & Crafters
These paper craft watermelon slices are surprisingly simple to make and look super professional. They would make a great addition to any kids play kitchen or restaurant.
Play Dough that’s so good you might have to stop your little one from tucking in for a taste! When I first saw the photo for this craft I honestly thought it was a bowl of strawberry ice-cream or sorbet!
From Crafty Morning
More fluffy paint and another craft that looks positively good enough to eat! The texture of this fluffy paint is a great sensory experience for young kids.
Do you have a favourite fruit themed craft to keep your little ones entertained? We’d love to hear about them!