Make an Easy Paper Plate Watermelon Fan

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Make an Easy Paper Plate Watermelon Fan

Introduction:

Learn how to make a paper plate watermelon fan with our simple instructions below. A “cool” craft this summer, preschool kids will surely enjoy making this super easy art activity.  Once finished, it may be used as an actual fan to keep cool, especially during the hot season.  It can be also used as a wall decoration.

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Tools

  • Paintbrushes

Supplies

  • Paper Plate
  • Red, green, and yellow-green/ light green poster paint (you may use other materials to colors such as markers and crayons
  • Glue
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Black buttons
How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Materials
How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Materials
Step 1

Paint the edges green

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 1

Paint the outer edges with light green or yellow-green paint. Follow along the dotted line as shown in the image above.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 2

It should look something like this once painted. Set it aside for a bit to dry before continuing to the next step. This will be the rind of the watermelon.

Step 2

Add some pattern to the rind/skin of the watermelon

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 3

Paint some zigzag lines around the green painted area. See sample image above. Use a thin brush to make thin zigzag lines.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 4

Once finished, it should look like the sample image above. It is up to you (or your kids) on how you want to decorate the skin of the watermelon.

Step 3

Color the center part of the watermelon

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 5

Color the inner circle (white space) with red.

Fun fact:The fleshy part of the watermelon comes in different colors. Besides red, some are on the yellow, orange, and light green sides. Choose what color you want for your watermelon!

Step 4

Fold the watermelon in half

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 6

Mountain fold the watermelon in half. To make a mountain fold, fold the top part of the paper plate to the back.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 7

Once folded, it should look something like this.

Step 5

Attach a popsicle stick to the paper plate watermelon

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 8

Grab a popsicle stick and some glue.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 9

Insert the popsicle stick inside the overlapping layers of the watermelon. Stick it at the center using glue.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 10

So that the popsicle won’t move, glue the edges of the watermelon paper plate together.

Step 6

Stick some “seeds” to the watermelon

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 11

Grab a few black buttons and stick them on the red part of the watermelon. These will be the “seeds” of the watermelon.

Besides buttons. you may use actual watermelon seeds, black paper cut into circles, or even black sequins.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Step 12

Do the same on the other side.

How to Make a Paper Plate Watermelon - Finish

The paper plate watermelon fan is done!

Use it to cool off during the summer or stick it to a wall to turn it into an awesome decoration.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. It’s really more for aesthetics – still I think it’s a good art work

  2. My fav fruit in the summer is water melon 🙂

    • Especially in the summer, where u from? I’m from South East Asia

      The paper plate craft is quite acttractive to look at

  3. For me it does it’s job so 5 stars for this ARTicle 😜 😜

  4. Good job!

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