These DIY watermelon magnets are a super cute and fun craft project for kids, teens and adults! They are perfect to add some interest to your fridge and make an adorable summer feels gift. The best part is just how simple they are to make! Made from a recycled cardboard box they can also be made without spending lots of money on resources.
Watermelon is one of the most interesting fruits. Did you know that watermelon can be classed as both a fruit and a vegetable? It is a fruit because it grows from a seed, has a sweet refreshing flavor, and is loosely considered a type of melon. It is a vegetable because it is a member of the same family as the cucumber and pumpkin and is harvested like other vine-growing vegetables. This interesting fact was found over at Science Kids.
DIY Watermelon Magnets
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These DIY watermelon magnets are simple to make and fun for the whole family. For young children cut out the watermelon shapes and get them to paint them. Once you get started we are sure that you will be inspired to make all sorts of adorable recycled cardboard box magnets!
You Will Need
- Cardboard box.
- Paint and brushes. We used watercolor paints.
- Hot Glue or similar stong glue.
Let’s Make Some Magnets
Gather all of the items listed above. Start by cutting out the mini watermelon shapes from an old cardboard box. These can be made in a half circle shape or make it a triangle shape with a slightly rounded bottom edge.
You will need a red, white, green and black paint. We used watercolor paints. Watercolor paints work well as they dry really fast but you can use any paint you have already at home.
Have a look in the photo above to see each step of the process. After cutting out the shapes we did a coat of red paint, followed by the strip of white and then the strip of green. Once the red is completely dry paint on little watermelon seeds or a cute watermelon face using black paint.
Heat the hot glue gun and stick magnets onto the back of each cardboard watermelon.
Pop your new magnets on the fridge or whiteboard.
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Thank you for stopping by. We hope you enjoyed making your own DIY watermelon magnets!