How to Make a Fun Summer Craft for Kids: A Watermelon Cardholder

Watermelon cardholder craft is an excellent summer activity to keep mementos. Summer is not complete without playing in the pool, picnics or eating delicious cold treats. But just like a rainy day, a hot summer day can prevent children from enjoying the outdoors.

What are some activities that can keep children busy on a hot summer day? Besides playing cards and board games, children and parents can enjoy making fun and easy crafts. Other activities include creating pet rocks, learning a new language, and summer reading.

Children and parents will make a cardholder that resembles a watermelon to hold all the wonderful cards or postcards during the summer. Also, this activity serves well to hold easy paper flowers from scraps of tissue paper. These are very simple projects that can keep any family entertained any hot summer afternoon. Enhance the learning experience with summer reading by visiting your local library or bookstore.

How to Make Watermelon Cardholder

watermelon cardholder


  • 2 paper plates
  • red and green finger paint
  • black paint
  • brushes
  • punch holder
  • safety scissors
  • stapler
  • yarn or ribbon

Instructions for Creating a Watermelon Cardholder

  1. Place old newspaper on the surface working area.
  2. Cut one of the paper plates in half. Set aside.
  3. Paint the whole paper plate with red paint. Let it dry.
  4. Paint the half paper plate rim with green paint. And paint the other area with red paint. Let it dry.
  5. Add small black dots to represent the seeds of the watermelon.
  6. Once dried, align each rim of the paper plate.
  7. Secure the plates together with staples.
  8. Punch two holes at the top of the whole paper plate.
  9. Insert decorative yarn or ribbon.
  10. Display the Watermelon cardholder with favorite cards, postcards, or photographs of cool places.

Taking a break during summer to create crafts with kids is a rewarding experience. Aside from summer outdoor activities, ensure your children read through the summer. Reading enforces those concepts they learned during the school year. Also, summer reading helps with brain activity and learning.

Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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