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Coffee Filter Watermelon Craft

As the sun shines brighter, we’ve got a delightful project that your kids will absolutely love – the coffee filter watermelon craft! This summer craft is not just about creating a cute suncatcher that will sparkle in the sunlight, it’s also a fantastic opportunity for your children to exercise their fine motor skills.

Whether they are in preschool, kindergarten, or older, this craft project is a perfect combination of creativity and skill-building. So, gather up your coffee filters and let’s create some summer magic together! Check out all of our coffee filter crafts for kids for even more ideas like this.

White text outlined in black on a green background at the top says Coffee Filter Watermelon. A picture of a finished watermelon made out of a coffee filter and construction paper is below the text.

This coffee filter watermelon is the perfect summer project for preschool, kindergarten, and older children.

It’s an entertaining way to practice fine skills while making a cute suncatcher in the process! Plus, it’ll give your child’s creativity a chance to shine!

More Summer Crafts for Kids

Summer is all about having fun, soaking up the sun, and yes – embracing our crafty sides! From handprint art to paper plate animals, there’s no end to the creations your little one can dream up. Here are a few summer craft suggestions for you:

Benefits of Crafting for Kids

Have you ever thought about the magic that lies in a simple craft project? Take crafting a coffee filter watermelon for instance. It’s not just an enjoyable activity; it’s an opportunity to boost your child’s fine motor skills.

Imagine your little one coloring the coffee filter paper, carefully cutting out the rind shapes, spraying water to blend the markers, and applying glue – each of these actions helps refine their hand-eye coordination and precision. But that’s not all!

Crafting isn’t just about creating something pretty, it’s a beautiful journey of self-expression and creativity. As your child decides what shade of green to use or how many seeds their watermelon should have, they’re making choices, solving problems and expressing their unique ideas.

Two coffee filter watermelons finished and laying on a bright blue background.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to expand learning about a topic. You can easily incorporate this coffee filter watermelon into a unit study about fruits and vegetables.

Appropriate Age Range for this Craft

This coffee filter watermelon craft is appropriate for children of all ages, but may be especially appealing to preschoolers and kindergartners. However, older children can also benefit from this craft project with minimal help from adults.

Watermelon Coffee Filter Craft Supplies

One of the things I absolutely love is how affordable coffee filter crafts are to make and the materials are fairly easy to obtain whether you are making these at home or in a classroom. Here’s everything you will need to create your own batch of watermelons:

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How to Make a Coffee Filter Watermelon

Start by flattening out a round coffee filter. Draw on it with washable markers, coloring the entire thing red. Experiment with using red, pink, and a mix of both.

Round coffee filter laying flat and colored with a red marker. Marker laying next to it.

Place the colored coffee filter on a craft mat before misting with water. Kids always have fun watching the colors move and blend! Set aside to dry.

While this is drying, fold a flattened dry coffee filter in half and trace the half circle on your green construction paper.

Three step image collage showing tracing the outer part of the coffee filter and cutting out the watermelon's rind from green construction paper.

Slide the coffee filter forward to trace another semicircle inside the first half circle. This will create a C shape that is about 3/4 inch to 1 inch wide.

Now, cut the C shape out. This will be used as the watermelon rind. Next, cut out several tiny raindrop-shaped seeds from the black construction paper. Once your color blended coffee filter is dry, fold it in half and cut.

Green paper glued along outer edge of reddish pink colored coffee filter.

Glue the green C-shaped rind along the outer edge of the red coffee filter. Then glue the black watermelon seeds on.

Allow time to dry completely before hanging your coffee filter watermelon suncatcher in the window.

Two coffee filter watermelons hanging in a sunny window as suncatchers.

Doesn’t it look lovely?

You can easily make two watermelon slices at once, just fold the green paper in half before cutting the rind out.

Overhead view of two completed coffee filter watermelon crafts lined up vertically.

Another option is to leave the pinkish red coffee filter whole and cut out a green circle border. This will look like a watermelon was sliced in half. You can also cut the watermelon craft into quarters to create triangle wedges.

Books About Fruits and Vegetables for Kids

Introducing books that correlate with our craft activities is an excellent way to extend learning and fuel curiosity. By exploring these interactive, colorful, and engaging books about fruits and vegetables, children can deepen their understanding of where our food comes from and even learn fun facts about their favorite fruits and veggies!

Here are some wonderful books that will perfectly complement our coffee filter watermelon craft activity:

 Eating the AlphabetEating the Alphabet Fruit BowlFruit Bowl The Great Garden EscapeThe Great Garden Escape Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book) (Over and Under)Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt: (Nature Book for Kids, Gardening and Vegetable Planting, Outdoor Nature Book) (Over and Under)


Recommended Fun Fruit Games

And now for the fun part, let’s dive into some entertaining fruit-themed games that can keep your little ones engaged and learning. Learning through play is our favorite!

 HABA My Very First Games – First Orchard Cooperative Board Game for 2 Year Olds (Made in Germany)HABA My Very First Games - First Orchard Cooperative Board Game for 2 Year Olds (Made in Germany) Bananagrams: Multi-Award-Winning Word GameBananagrams: Multi-Award-Winning Word Game Bananagrams Appletters: Word Worm Game for Kids Age 5+Bananagrams Appletters: Word Worm Game for Kids Age 5+ My First Bananagrams: Multi-Award Winning Kids Spelling Board Game For Ages 4+My First Bananagrams: Multi-Award Winning Kids Spelling Board Game For Ages 4+


More Fruit and Vegetable Crafts for Kids

Let’s explore more engaging, age-appropriate, and colorful fruit and vegetable crafts that perfectly align with our coffee filter watermelon craft activity. These fruit and vegetable crafts further promote fine motor skills, awaken creativity, and offer delightful hands-on learning experiences for children.

So there you have it! A summer craft that’s as refreshing as a slice of watermelon itself. This coffee filter watermelon craft is more than just a fun activity to keep your little ones busy—it’s a creative journey that boosts their fine motor skills, encourages their creativity, and extends their learning about fruits and vegetables.

It’s a perfect blend of learning and fun, ideal for preschoolers, kindergartners, and even older children. So gather up those supplies and enjoy making this cheerful suncatcher. Here’s to a summer filled with creativity!

Coffee Filter Watermelon

Coffee Filter Watermelon

Yield: 2
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5 or less

Make a cute summer suncatcher with this coffee filter watermelon craft for kids!


  • Round White Coffee Filters
  • Red and Pink Washable Markers
  • Green and Black Construction Paper
  • Liquid Glue


  • Scissors
  • Water Spray Bottle
  • Pencil


  1. Draw on a flattened white round coffee filter with red and/or pink washable markers.
  2. Lightly misting with water to blend. Set aside to dry.
  3. Fold a flattened dry coffee filter in half and trace the half circle on green paper.
  4. Trace another semicircle inside the first half circle to create a C shape about 1 inch wide.
  5. Cut the C shape out to be the watermelon rind.
  6. Cut watermelon seeds out from the black construction paper.
  7. Cut dry colored coffee filter in half.
  8. Attach the green C-shaped rind along the outer edge of the red coffee filter with glue.
  9. Glue the black seeds on. Allow to dry.

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Esmé Slabbert

Tuesday 22nd of August 2023

Such a cute idea and craft for the kids. I am going to share it with our DIL and a friend as I am sure they will love it. I visited you via Creative Muster Link-Up Party 551 I linked up this week with = Coconut Cashew Nut Muffins and Chicken Kimchi Egg Rolls This is a friendly reminder and we invite you to come and join us at SeniorSalonPitStop. You will find the linkup information under BLOGGING.

Darcy Zalewski

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

Thank you so much! I hope they enjoy creating these watermelons too. :)

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