Cool off this summer with our totally sweet Paper Watermelon Fan Craft! Because if you’re going to cool off, what better way than with refreshing watermelon.
This is such a fun, vibrant craft with simple accordion folded sheets of paper and so easy even for the littlest ones. Glue together, fold the paper, and fan away the heat from the hot days of summer.
Make a Paper Watermelon Fan
To make our Paper Watermelon Fan Craft you will need construction paper in bright pink and green, a square of heavier cardstock, a black sharpie, glue, and scissors.
Watermelon Fan Craft Supplies Needed
- Construction paper – pink, 2 shades of green
- Brown cardstock
- Black sharpie
- Clear tape
- Glue stick
Watermelon Craft Step by Step Directions
Begin with pink and 2 different shades of green construction paper.
You will need to cut out a larger piece of pink paper. Then, you will need 2 strips of green paper. The dark green paper should be just slightly wider than the lighter green paper.
Attach the light green colored strip along either side of the pink paper. Overlap both papers slightly. Attach the dark green paper strip along the open end of the light green paper. Again, overlap both papers slightly. Allow the glue to dry entirely before proceeding to the next step.
Use a black sharpie to draw seed shapes on the pink paper. Keep the seeds near the green borders.
Carefully, create accordion folds on the paper. Try to keep the folds small, nice and even as much as you can.
Hold the pink side of the accordion folded paper together and use a clear tape to join that part tightly. This will form a fan shape.
Finally, cut out a square shape from a heavier piece of brown cardstock. We’re using a piece of cardstock that’s 3” x 2”. Wrap the paper around the narrow end of the fan pattern and then glue the open end of the wrapped paper to secure it. This will be the handle of the paper fan.
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More Summer Crafts for Kids
Be sure to also see our Salt Paint Mermaid Tail, Cardboard Roll Cactus Craft, Paper Plate Handprint Pineapple Craft, and our Handprint Held Ice Cream Cone Craft to name just a few of our many fun summer crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!