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Watermelon Paper Plate Toddler Craft

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Watermelon is a delicious summer treat! Celebrate the season with your young child by making a simple but fun watermelon paper plate craft.

Materials

  • Green and black nontoxic paint
  • Red paper
  • White paper plate
  • Black nontoxic paint
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Pour some green paint onto the cardboard.
  2. Allow your child to paint the paper plate with the green paint.
  3. Allow the green paint to dry thoroughly.
  4. Cut the red paper into smaller squares.
  5. Pour and spread some craft glue in the center of the green paper plate.
  6. Allow your child to glue the red paper squares to the center of the green paper plate.
  7. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly.
  8. Pour some black paint onto the cardboard.
  9. Allow your child to fingerpaint black seeds on the red paper squares.
  10. Wash the paint off your child’s finger.
  11. Allow the black paint to dry thoroughly.
  12. Display the watermelon paper plate toddler craft!

Painting the Paper Plate Green 1 Painting the Paper Plate Green 2

Green Paper Plate Pouring Glue on the Green Paper Plate

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Attaching Red Paper Squares to the Green Paper Plate Red Paper Squares Glued to Green Paper Plate

Fingerpainting Black Seeds on the Red Paper Squares Watermelon Paper Plate Craft

Watermelon Paper Plate Toddler Craft

Image Credits

Painting the Paper Plate Green 1 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Painting the Paper Plate Green 2 © 2014 Heather Johnson
Green Paper Plate © 2014 Heather Johnson
Pouring Glue on the Green Paper Plate © 2014 Heather Johnson
Attaching Red Paper Squares to the Green Paper Plate © 2014 Heather Johnson
Red Paper Squares Glued to Green Paper Plate © 2014 Heather Johnson
Fingerpainting Black Seeds on the Red Paper Squares © 2014 Heather Johnson
Watermelon Paper Plate Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson
Watermelon Paper Plate Toddler Craft © 2014 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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