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Cute Paper Watermelon Craft (Free Template)

preschool Watermelon Craft by Crafting Jeannie
Make this cute watermelon craft for preschoolers with the FREE Craft Template.

Download the Free Watermelon Craft Template and make this Easy Watermelon Activity for Preschoolers. Find step-by-step instructions and Free Craft Printables on CraftingJeannie.com!

preschool watermelon craft by Crafting Jeannie

Check out this adorable paper watermelon slice! It’s too cute to eat! Kids will love making them. Get the Free Watermelon Craft Template below and you will be able to make enough supplies for a group of 20 kids (or more!) with about 10 minutes of cutting.

Make this Watermelon craft for preschool while reading these Fun Books:

Here’s What You Need

Here’s your watermelon craft supply list (This post contains affiliate links to the products mentioned. Read my disclosure policy for more information):

Watch the Cute Watermelon Craft Video to do this simple watermelon activity for preschoolers.

Step 1: Download and Print the Free Template

Download the Free Watermelon Craft Template. You will be stapling the template to sheets of colored paper to cut out the shapes.

Cute Watermelon Craft Template by Crafting Jeannie
The Watermelon Craft Template has everything you need to make this Preschool Watermelon craft.

Step 2: Staple and Cut Out the Watermelon Craft Shapes

Watermelon slice craft template stapled to paper
Print the Watermelon Craft Templates and staple them to multiple sheets of paper before cutting.

Once you have the print outs, staple them to construction paper and cut out the shapes you need.

Note: If you want to make this craft with a group of kids, you can staple the template to up to 10 sheets of copy paper, 5 sheets of cardstock or 5-8 sheets of construction paper.

So, did you know, you can staple together 10 pieces of copy paper and cut out 10 shapes at a time?! That’s my SECRET to fast & easy crafting. Stapling the paper is very important because it makes sure it doesn’t move as you cut. The more staples the better. Cardstock is the thickest so you may only be able to cut 5 sheets at a time.

Tip: While you’re cutting, if you cut off all parts of the pages that have staples, make sure to re-staple the sheets that are left. Whenever you’re cutting multiple sheets at a time, make sure they are always stapled together!

Step 3: How to Assemble

preschool Watermelon Craft by Crafting Jeannie

I recommend having a finished craft so the children can see what the final version will look like.

  1. Glue the red part of the watermelon behind the green part
  2. Optional: Use a green marker to add detail to the rind.
  3. Personalize your watermelon by drawing on a face and seeds.
  4. If adding hands – Cut a pipe cleaner in half.
  5. Tape the paper hands to one end of each pipe cleaner.
  6. Make sure the thumbs are pointing in before you attach the arms to the back of the paper watermelon.
  7. Tape the pipe cleaner arms to the back of the paper watermelon.
  8. Arrange the arms and hands however you like!
  9. Don’t forget to write your name on the back
gluing the bottom onto the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 1: Glue the red part of the watermelon behind the green part.

drawing details onto the bottom onto the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 2: Optional: Use a green marker to add detail to the rind.

drawing face and seeds on preschool Watermelon craft

Step 3: Personalize your watermelon by drawing on a face and seeds.

cutting pipe cleaner for the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 4: If adding hands – Cut a pipe cleaner in half.

taping the hands for the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 5: Tape the paper hands to one end of each pipe cleaner.

thumbs pointed out for the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 6: Make sure the thumbs are pointing in before you attach the arms to the back of the paper watermelon.

taping the arms onto the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 7: Tape the pipe cleaner arms to the back of the paper watermelon.

adjusting the arms onto the preschool Watermelon craft

Step 8: Arrange the arms and hands however you like! Don’t forget to write your name on the back.

And you’re finished!

This is a great craft for summer time or a picnic. And it’s easy enough for preschool, elementary, Scouts or just a fun craft at home idea.

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If you liked this craft, check out some of my other Summer Crafts.

As always, I try to make my crafts fast, easy & inexpensive. Enjoy! 

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Download the Free Watermelon Printable (both watermelons in one pdf file)

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