Paper Fan Watermelon Craft

Keep the kids cool this summer with this Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for Kids! This paper fan craft is easy to make using only a few common materials you probably already have in your home or classroom. Your kids will enjoy some fun, summer crafting and you’ll love how frugal and easy it is!

These watermelon paper fans would be a great activity for the kids to do on a rainy day, or as part of a summer party or outdoor picnic.


  • paper plates
  • large crafting sticks
  • masking tape
  • pink, green, and black paint
  • paintbrush
  • cotton swabs


Begin by flipping the paper plate over so the bottom is facing up.

Invite your child to paint the center of the paper plate with pink tempera paint as shown. Painting is a great way for kids to work on developing fine-motor skills!

Next, kids can paint the rim of the paper plate with green tempera paint. Allow the paint to dry completely.

Once the paint has dried, invite your child to use a cotton swab dipped in black tempera paint to add the seeds!

*Optional – Sneak in a little early math skills practice by asking your child to count the number of seeds as they paint.

Once the black tempera paint has completely dried, fold the paper plate in half as shown.

Open the plate and use masking tape to attach a large craft stick for the handle of the fan.

Adults can use a stapler around the outer rim of the plate to seal the edges of the plate shut.

Now you’re ready to cool down this summer with this Paper Fan Watermelon Craft for Kids! Have fun!

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