Watermelon Painting

Mary Beth Knippel [Mary Beth is a teacher at Son Shine Preschool in Rice Lake WI.]

What You Need:

  • Red Construction Paper
  • Black or Brown Paint
  • Q-tips®
  • Green Paint
  • Real Watermelon Slice
  • Real watermelon seeds (optional)

What You Do:

  1. First students draw a large triangle or half circle on a piece of red 9X13 construction paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. They can then place the painted rind onto one side of the triangle – making a print.
  5. Students can then cut out their “watermelon slice”.

Watermelon Painting

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