Wacky Melon Pen Pal Craft

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you will love our Easy Wacky Melon Pen Pal craft

Do you or your kids enjoy getting snail mail? Then you will love our Easy Wacky Melon Pen Pal craft! They are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Growing up I had a few pen pals and loved getting the letters, pictures and stickers in the mail. I remember running to the mailbox after school hoping there would be something for me. My friends and I would even write each other letters and send them across town. With e-mail and evites being so popular nowadays, it makes me sad to see less snail mail. I refuse to go to an evite graduation party, wedding, or baby shower. I prefer a formal invite.

I want my son to grow up and get to experience the excitement I had when checking the mailbox, so snail mail it is! We had a lot of fun making these and sending them to his friends.

You don’t need a lot to do these wacky watermelons, just the following:

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  1. You’ll want to lie a piece of newspaper down before you start. Place your paper plate upside down.
  2. Start painting the center of your plate pink and the outside edges green, let dry. After your plate is dry, dip your pinky finger into your black paint, and dab it onto the pink center of your plate to create seeds, let dry.
  3. While your paint is drying, you can cut out large green paper squares and a pink paper squares about a 1/2″ smaller than the green.
  4. Use your double sided tape (or glue would work) and tape your pink piece of paper onto your green piece of paper. Write you letter or thank you note on your watermelon stationary.
  5. Now you can fold your watermelon plate in half, fold your letter, and place it inside. Use packing tape to seal your plate shut.
  6. Choose a side and address your watermelon! Add a stamp and off to the post office it should go.

We sent our wacky melons in the mail the other day and can’t wait to put a smile on my friends face!

Easy Wacky Melon Pen Pal Craft
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A fun and easy kids craft, perfect for summer.
Ingredients
  • 9" Paper plates
  • Pink, green, and black craft paint
  • Foam paint brushes
  • Clear packing tape
  • Doubled sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Pink and green yardstick
  • Black pen
Instructions
  1. You'll want to lie a piece of newspaper down before you start.
  2. Place your paper plate front side down. Then you can start painting the center of your plate pink and the outside edges green, then let dry.
  3. After your plate is dry, dip your pinky finger into your black paint, and dab it onto the pink center of your plate, then let dry.
  4. While drying, you can cut out a couple large green paper squares and a couple pink paper squares about a ½" smaller then the green.
  5. Use your double sided tape (or glue would work) and tape your pink piece onto your green piece. Write you letter or thank you note on your watermelon stationary.
  6. Now you can fold your watermelon plate in half, fold your letter, and place it inside.
  7. Use you packing tape to seal you plate. Now you will want to write your to and from addresses on the plate or address labels.
  8. Add a stamp or two depending on the weight and off to the post office it should go.

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