Written by: Mary Beth Knippel [Mary Beth is a teacher at Son Shine Preschool in Rice Lake WI.]
Students will experiment with basic shapes as they make a watermelon painting.
What You Need:
- Red Construction Paper
- Black or Brown Paint
- Green Paint
- Real Watermelon Slice
- Real watermelon seeds (optional)
What You Do:
- First students draw a large triangle or half circle on a piece of red 9X13 construction paper.
- Using a Q-tip®, they can dip into the brown or black paint and place dots onto the red paper. These dots represent the seeds. Alternatively, students can glue real seeds onto the paper.
- Students then take a rind from a slice of watermelon (of course they have to eat the watermelon first!) and dip one side into the green paint.
- They can then place the painted rind onto one side of the triangle – making a print.
- Students can then cut out their “watermelon slice”.
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