5 Watermelon Crafts For Kids To Make This August


National Watermelon Day is August 3rd. 

Whether you are stuck inside due to it being a heat wave or the smoky air makes it unsafe to play outside, these 5 crafts will be fun to make and keep the kiddos occupied. These links may have affiliate links within them but none that benefit Modern Mama specifically.

Watermelon Sensory Bin

Image from Teaching Special Thinkers

Watermelon Sensory Bin from Teaching Special Thinkers

This would be great for all ages, whether it be stress relief for the older kids or learning through sensory play for the younger ones. This would be relatively inexpensive and quick to make.


  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Liquid Watercolour Paint
  • Gallon Size Ziplock Bags
  • Parchment Paper
Watermelon Painted Rocks

Image from Projects With Kids

Watermelon Painted Rocks from Projects With Kids

The fantastic thing about this craft is it could include looking for rocks outside. These would also be perfect to hide around your local community or parks. This craft would most likely require a trip to a local craft store.


  • River Rocks
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paint Pens
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint Palette
  • Mod Podge
Watermelon Matching Game

Image from The Mama Workshop

Watermelon Seed Matching Game from The Mama Workshop

This project not only gives you a fun craft to make but also a game to provide endless entertainment as a family. Great for pre-schoolers and young children. All supplies would be available at your local dollar store or craft store.


  • Cereal Box
  • Cup
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Foam Paint Brush
  • Thin Pain Brush
  • Black Marker
  • Blow Dryer
Watermelon Moon Sand

Image from Growing A Jeweled Rose

Watermelon Moon Sand from Growing A Jeweled Rose

Moon sand can be very relaxing for both the young and young at heart. A bonus is most materials can be purchased from your local dollar store or grocery store.


  • Play Sand or Real Sand
  • Corn Starch
  • Water
  • Watermelon Kool-Aid Packet
Watermelon Slime

Watermelon Slime from The Littles and Me

Watermelon Sime from The Littles and Me

You either love or hate slime but it can provide hours of entertainment and stress relief. This may take trips to multiple stores to purchase everything that is needed.


  • Shaving Cream
  • Food Colouring
  • Contact Solution
  • White School Glue
  • Spoon
  • Green Paper Plates
  • Black Beans
  • Storage Container


Let me know in the comments, which one are you going to make first?

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