Art & Craft: Watermelon Bookmarks

Art & Craft: Watermelon Bookmarks

Are you a teacher looking for a fun food-based activity for your class? Or are you a parent looking for a craft activity that is not only entertaining and educational, but produces an end product that is actually useful? Then look no further. This week my children and I made these cute watermelon bookmarks. We are actually using them for our own books, or they would also make a really useful and thoughtful gift. Below are the step-by-step instructions.

What you need:
1 paper plate per child (Note: 1 plate produces 2 bookmarks)
Paint – red, green and black
Paintbrushes
Scissors
Stapler

watermelon bookmarks

Instructions:
1. Paint the plate as shown in the pictures below, starting with the base colours, then painting the black seeds when dry.

watermelon bookmarks

watermelon bookmarks

watermelon bookmarks
2. Cut the plate in half, and then cut in half again, so you end up with 4 quarters.

watermelon bookmarks

watermelon bookmarks
3. Get two quarters and face them back-to-back, with the coloured sides facing outwards.
4. Staple along the two straight edges. Leave the round edge open.

watermelon bookmarks
5. Get the other two quarters and repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. The two bookmarks can now be placed over the corner of a book. For smaller books I would suggest using smaller plates.

Have fun!
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