Wednesday 16 July 2014

Watermelon shop!


Watermelons are loved by everyone in our family. There is nothing better than biting into a juicy piece of watermelon on a hot summer's day; so refreshing! They definitely remind me of summer, so what better craft to make in the summertime.

These watermelons are very simple to make. First, I got some paper plates and cut the rim off around the outside (the rim I used for another craft which I will write about shortly). Next, I cut the plates in half to make the semi-circular watermelon shapes. Then, the children got stuck in painting them.


These are the 3 colours we used to make the watermelon colours. 


We don't have pink so D had great fun mixing white and red together to make the right shade of pink.


The children painted a green line along the edge of the plate and pink in the middle.


When it was dry, the children used the wrong end of the brush dipped in black paint to make the watermelon seeds.


Next, we had to find something to do with all our watermelons! I thought it would be a good idea to use them for a bit of counting practice so I set up a little shop for the children to practice buying and selling. 


I made some money from circles of white paper. I drew the amount each coin was worth on the paper coins and D had a go at trying to recognise the numbers.


R is D's first customer! He sure looks excited to be purchasing some watermelon!



  1. I love Water Melons in summer, they are just so refreshing. I love your idea of making them and playing at shops selling them. I used to love playing shops when I was little.

    Thanks for linking up to this weeks #RetroBlogPosts

    Thanks for linking up to this weeks #RetroBlogPosts

    1. You're welcome :) water melons are delicious, my kids love them!


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