FREE ART LESSON + PROJECT FOR KIDS

PAINT A WATERMELON

Could we paint a green-colored watermelon rind using only the primary colors -- red, blue, and yellow? Could we add a pink color to the watermelon using only red and white? Join me and learn to draw a slice of watermelon, then paint it using only primary colors, plus a little black and white.

My favorite part about this project... there are no mistakes in art! Have fun learning to create new colors using only primary colors.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • White painting paper

  • Colored pencil (light pink)

  • Paint brush

  • Acrylic paints (red, blue, yellow, white, and black)

  • Paint tray

  • Paper towel

  • Cloth/paper to protect table

Need art supplies? Check out my suggestions for budding artists: Art Supplies

TIME NEEDED

The video is approximately 25 minutes, but the actual project may take closer to 45 minutes to complete. Remember, this video can be paused at any point if you need more time to complete a step.

AGE LEVEL

This art lesson + project is for all ages but geared towards the upper elementary and junior high levels.

YOUNGER STUDENT OPTION

Have a younger child or even a preschooler who wants to create alongside an older sibling, but is not quite ready to follow along with the video? A printable version of the watermelon drawing is available (free!). Print the pdf copy and encourage your child to color or paint it using any color combo: Watermelon Coloring Page.

PARENT/TEACHER TIP

Don't want to use paint? Easy! Skip the painting portion and color your drawing using colored pencils or even crayons. 

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