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Paper Plate Watermelon

Cook Time30 mins
Dry Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 1 pouch
Cost: $2

Equipment

  • 1 Pencil
  • 1 ruler optional
  • 1 Pair of scissors
  • 3 Paintbrushes
  • 1 Single hole punch
  • 2 clothespins optional

Ingredients

  • 2 paper plates white
  • 4 bottles craft paint red, pink, green, and black
  • 48 inches cotton yarn green

Instructions

  • Cut paper plate shapes.
    Take 2 white paper plates and measure to find the middle. Cut one complete in half and the other, just remove the outside edge on one half. You’ll only need the half of each.
    Paper plates cut in half.
  • Paint the plate pieces.
    Paint the back of both paper plate pieces, starting with the center. To get watermelon fuchsia, I mixed equal amounts of red and pink paint. Let the pink dry to the touch, about 5 minutes, then paint the green. Add black paint seeds with a small brush.
    Paper plates painted green around the edge and pink in the center with black dots.
  • Punch holes around the edge.
    After all the paint is dry, line up the edges of both plates. We used a clothespin to hold them together. Use the hole punch to make lacing holes around the rind edge. Make sure there is one at each end, then space them about an inch or so apart.
    Paper watermelon clipped together with clothespins to punch holes.
  • Thread the yarn through the holes.
    Cut a length of green yarn at least 36 inches long. Line up the watermelon halves with the unpainted sides together, then weave the yarn through the holes. We used a shoelace pattern, but any will do. When you get to the end, tie a knot and trim the extra yarn.
    Weaving green yarn through the holes in a paper plate.
  • Add the yarn closure.
    To make the closure, punch 2 holes in the center of the bottom edge. Add 2 more holes in the center of the top edge. Cut a length of yarn at least 12 inches long. Thread the ear through the bottom holes and tie a double knot. To close the pouch, Thread the yarn through the top holes and tie a bow that can easily be untied.
    Tying a loop of yarn at the top of the pouch for a closure.