These sweet watermelon sun catchers are a fun and easy craft to make that will get you in the mood for summer.....and possibly crave a slice of watermelon too.

This watermelon sun catcher craft is fun and easy to make. They make great decorations for summer parties, and might even put you in the mood for eating watermelon. We don’t need any assistance in that regard. In our family we LOVE watermelon and start counting the days from when those first little watermelons start appearing in the store (we wait until they are in abundance and so very juicy).

We had fun making these and hope you will too.


watermelon suncatchers

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Red or pink tissue paper 
  • Black paper
  • Green paint
  • Clear contact paper
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue
  • String, yarn or ribbon (optional)
watermelon suncatcher 1

What to do to make the watermelon sun catcher:

  1. Cut the tissue paper into small squares (about 1 inch)
  2. Next, cut some black paper into small circles (no bigger than half an inch)
  3. Cut paper plates in half then cut the flat bit out to leave the ribbed outer edge
  4. Paint a strip of green along the outer edge of the plate. Leave to dry.
  5. Cut rectangles of clear contact paper about 7”x4”.
  6. Peel off the backing paper
  7. Stick some black circles onto the sticky part of the contact paper
  8. Cover the contact paper (sticky side) with the squares of red or pink tissue paper
  9. Take another rectangle of contact paper. Peel off the backing and stick it on top of the tissue paper.
  10. Trim the edges. You can also cut into a semi-circle.
  11. With the black seeds out, tape or glue the tissue paper part into the paper plate rind.
  12. Trim any excess.
  13. Attach a string or ribbon to hang the sun catcher if you like
  14. Hang in the window, or stick to the window and enjoy!
watermelon suncatcher 2

Here are some other fun crafts and summer activities you can do:
Fluffy Sidewalk Paint
Ice Cream in a Jar
Peg Dolls and Aliens
Pipe Cleaner Animals

Michayla Best

For over 30 years I have worked with children in a variety of capacities, whether as a teacher or tutor, a babysitter, a camp leader, or family advocate. I have always found a way to connect with children, to help them understand themselves and the world around.

I am Mummy to trinational twincesses who keep me on my toes with their questions, their commentaries, their shenanigans and acts of spontenudity.

Wife, world traveler, musician, crafting queen and self-proclaimed nerd; I love to take what I see, glean, know and help families to find their groove and be successful.

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