SO… what to do now that you have eaten the yummy Watermelon…
Print rainbows with the rind…of course!
My husband nearly threw them away!
He said they are watermelon skins…
I said, “You see skins, I see rainbows…”
And so it began, after finishing off the last of our Watermelon Lolly Pops, we got painting!
When I cut the melon, I made sure I initially cut big enough pieces to get out a half circle, then simply cut the rind off the flesh into pieces about 1cm wide.
You could use a plate big enough to dip the entire piece of watermelon into the paint, however that’s how we usually print things, so I liked the idea of carefully having to paint the rind first.
If your watermelon is wet give it a wipe with some paper towel before you apply the paint.
And the result – lovely rainbow prints!
We loved this activity!
Hope you give it a try!
We love watermelons! We have made Hama Bead Watermelon Coasters – a perfect craft activity that makes for good small motor skills practice – plus… they make great gifts!
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