Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers

One of my family’s favorite things about summer is fresh, pink, juicy watermelons! Perhaps the epitome of summer ”picnics, parties, and cookouts would not be complete without them.

Celebrate summer by creating adorable Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers with the kids. They require minimal supplies and look bright and cheery hanging on windows!

Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatcher

Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers

This craft is easy and fun to make! This watermelon craft preschool kids can do will require some assistance, but older children should be able to make it independently.

These watermelon paper plates are really the cutest thing. The sun makes the “fruity” part of this watermelon activity look so vibrant. The watermelon seeds really pop out against the pink as does the rind!

Which is even has the white part of the rind on it. Most watermelon activities only have a green rind, so I appreciate the realistic touch on this one.

Supplies Needed To Make Watermelon Paper Plate Suncatchers:

This fun watermelon suncatcher is super easy to make and actually doesn’t require too many crafting supplies. Some of them you may already have, if not, we can help! (This post contains affiliate links.)

How To Make A Watermelon Paper Plate Suncatcher:

Step 1 

Cut the paper plate in half. Next, cut off the “plate” part leaving only the textured rim.

Paint the bottom half of the textured rim green.

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Don’t forget to leave some white rind for your watermelon paper plate suncatcher!
Step 2

Next cut a small rectangle of clear shelf liner (enough to fit inside the space in your paper plate).

Invite your child to cut small circles from the black tissue paper and place them directly onto the sticky side of the shelf liner.

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watermelon paper plate craft cannot be finished without pink tissue paper and black tissue paper seeds.
Stick the watermelon seeds on first and then add the pink “fruity” part.
Step 3

Next, place small squares of pink tissue paper onto the sticky side of the shelf liner.

When the shelf liner is covered, cut another small rectangle (about the same size) and place it over the tissue paper. Trim any ragged ends.

Step 4

Place the tissue paper rectangle into the paper plate (seed side out) and secure it with tape. Trim off excess edges to create a watermelon slice.

watermelon crafts for children using tape, pink tissue paper, and black tissue paper.
Add the pink “fruit” after the seeds so the seeds stand out against the pink.
Step 5

Hang in the window with tape and enjoy!

Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatcher

Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers

Paper Plate Watermelon Suncatchers

Celebrate summer and the bounty it brings with this super fun paper plate watermelon suncatcher craft!

Materials

  • pink tissue paper (cut into 1 inch squares)
  • black tissue paper (cut into small circles)
  • white paper plates
  • adhesive clear laminate shelf liner
  • green paint and a paint brush
  • tape
  • scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut the paper plate in half.
  2. Next, cut off the "plate" part leaving only the textured rim.
  3. Paint the bottom half of the textured rim green.
  4. Next cut a small rectangle of clear shelf liner (enough to fit inside the space in your paper plate).
  5. Invite your child to cut small circles from the black tissue paper and place them directly onto the sticky side of the shelf liner.
  6. Next, place small squares of pink tissue paper onto the sticky side of the shelf liner.
  7. When the shelf liner is covered, cut another small rectangle (about the same size) and place it over the tissue paper.
  8. Trim any ragged ends.
  9. Place the tissue paper rectangle into the paper plate (seed side out) and secure it with tape.
  10. Trim off excess edges to create a watermelon slice.
  11. Hang in the window with tape and enjoy!

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Did you make this watermelon suncatcher? How did it turn out? We’d love to hear from you down below!