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Activity Discussion Art & Craft Watermelon Paper Fan

  • Dikshu

    March 20, 2024 at 12:24 pm
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    Creating a pop-up watermelon fan craft out of paper can be a fun and creative activity. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make one:

    Materials you’ll need:

    1. Green construction paper
    2. Red construction paper
    3. Black construction paper
    4. Pencil
    5. Scissors
    6. Glue stick or craft glue

    Step 1: Prepare the materials
    Gather all the materials listed above, ensuring you have enough paper to create the desired size for your fan.

    Step 2: Create the base
    Take the green construction paper and cut out a rectangular strip that will serve as the base of your fan. The dimensions can vary depending on the size you want, but a good starting point is around 2 inches (5 cm) wide and 8-10 inches (20-25 cm) long.

    Step 3: Accordion fold the base
    Using a pencil, create evenly spaced horizontal lines along the length of the green strip. These lines will serve as guides for your accordion folds. Fold the strip back and forth along the lines, creating accordion-style pleats. Press down on each fold to make them crisp.

    Step 4: Cut out the watermelon shape
    Take the red construction paper and draw a half-circle shape on it, resembling the rounded part of a watermelon. Cut along the outline, creating the watermelon shape.

    Step 5: Add the watermelon seeds
    Using the black construction paper, cut out small seed shapes. These can be oval or tear-shaped. You’ll need several seeds to decorate your watermelon.

    Step 6: Decorate the watermelon
    Glue the black seeds onto the red watermelon shape, spacing them out evenly. Be creative with their placement to make it look more realistic.

    Step 7: Attach the watermelon to the base
    Apply glue along one edge of the green accordion-folded strip. Attach one straight edge of the watermelon shape to the glued section of the strip. Make sure the rounded part of the watermelon is facing outwards.

    Step 8: Complete the fan
    Apply glue along the other straight edge of the green strip and press it down onto the remaining straight edge of the watermelon shape. Allow the glue to dry completely.

    Step 9: Test the fan
    Slowly and gently pull the ends of the green strip apart to expand the accordion folds. Your watermelon fan should open up, revealing the watermelon design.

    Now you have your pop-up watermelon fan craft made out of paper! Feel free to experiment with different colors and sizes to make it unique. Enjoy!

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