SO… what to do now that you have eaten the yummy Watermelon…
Print rainbows with the rind…of course! My husband nearly threw them in the dustbin. He said they are watermelon skins… I said, “You see skins, I see rainbows…”

And so it began, after finishing off the last of our Watermelon Lolly Pops, we got painting!


  • 1 Watermelon
  • Lots of rainbow paint!
  • Thickish Card or Paper


  1. When I cut the melon, I made sure I initially cut big enough pieces to get out a half circle, then simply cut the rind off the flesh into pieces about 1cm wide.
  2. You could use a plate big enough to dip the entire piece of watermelon into the paint, however that’s how we usually print things, so I liked the idea of carefully having to paint the rind first.

    If your watermelon is wet give it a wipe with some paper towel before you apply the paint.
  3. And the result – lovely rainbow prints! (Even if they are all over the place!)

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Hi! I am Julie from Emma Owl. Julie: Masters & Phd in patience, Tantrum & Melt down Negotiator, Tooth brushing Instructor, Manners Expert, Toy repair Specialist, Play-date social Secretary - Coordinator of Chaos. With a corporate background I am now full time Mommy to two Children, and loving every minute of it! I manage the Emma Owl Blog, it keeps me busy and keeps my mind active. Originally from South Africa I am now a fully fledged Dutchwoman! Windmills and all!

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  • Summer time means lots of fresh fruit on out plates….so why not make use of all the bits of it!
    My kids loved painting, and this was a fun way to make use of something we would have otherwise thrown in the bin!
    Thanks for sharing


  • Painting with fruit is rather fun


  • Very creative way to reuse watermelon rinds. Love it


  • Easy and what a great looking rainbow as the end result


  • Such a creative project!


  • Nice project and using watermelon ???? help the fussy kids love their fruit


  • Recycling is what works best go you!

    • You could even use other peels from other fruit too


  • A very creative art work using watermelons! Thanks!


  • Double the fun. First you get to enjoy the delicious watermelon then you can make some great pictures with the skin


  • We did these the other day, it was lots of messy fun.


  • Great use of leftovers


  • ha ha what fun. I like the way you think. Thank you for the idea. Now to get a watermelon.


  • What a fantastic idea!


  • Great idea for craft in summer.


  • I’m with you – cheap, cheerful and fun to do


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