20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects for kids of all ages! You’re going to love making these creative projects with preschoolers, toddlers and teens! Ideas include everything from magnets, pillows, pinatas, painted bowls, planters, easy paper plate crafts and more!
Summer is all about watermelon season! Who doesn’t like a big piece of sweet watermelon to eat on a warm day? Watermelon just doesn’t have to live in your garden or kitchen! Why not make it a fun weekend activity to do with your kids?
The list below features 20 Sweet and Summery Watermelon Crafts & DIY Projects that you can all do with your kids! All of them are relatively quick to do and results in a keepsake craft that everyone will love!
EASY Watermelon Soup recipe that only has 4 ingredients! In just 10 minutes using watermelon juice, lime juice and ginger you have a tasty healthy soup!
Yes, it’s the last day of February and I’m giving you a watermelon recipe because I like to go against the blog rules of only putting recipes on your site that are “in season”. To be honest, watermelon can always be in season if you freeze your Summer watermelons.
If you ever have a watermelon that you think you can’t eat completely, don’t let it go to waste! Just chop it up, or turn it into watermelon juice, throw in the freezer and you’ll have it for months to enjoy! That way it can be Winter and you can enjoy this Hot Watermelon Soup!
(This is watermelon juice that I freeze. I just throw chunks of watermelon in the blender and then measure 2 cups into a freezer bag).
This Watermelon Soup makes me happy because I just want to grab my sunhat and a shovel and run to the garden. I have been getting the garden shivers lately. You know the garden shivers, right? It’s when you’re so excited for the garden season that every time you think about what you’re going to grow you just start to shake with excitement. I’m not a doctor but I will confirm that garden shivers are not dangerous at all, instead they cause happiness.
Watermelon Soup Recipe
When I eat this Watermelon Soup, either in the Summer or the Winter, it makes me think of the garden and all the great memories that come along with it (not to mention the power of saying “I grew this!”). So I like to consider it a happy soup!
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam with no pectin! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it’s done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!
What can I make with watermelons?
This year we grew a bunch of watermelons in the garden. If you’re looking for a good container fruit to grow, watermelon is the direction you should go in. On each plant we usually get 3-4 watermelons which quickly adds up when you have a few plants!
By the way did you know that watermelon is a fruit and a vegetable? It is a fruit because it grows from a seed. It’s a vegetable because it is harvested and cleared from the field like other vegetables and because it is a member of the same family as pumpkins. I had no idea!
Watermelon Jam Recipe
First, you’ll need watermelon juice which is easy to make. Remove the seeds from your watermelon and then throw watermelon chunks in a blender or food processor. Blend until it turns into watermelon juice!
I love making homemade jam with blueberries so I decided this time to make a watermelon jam recipe. And because I think all jam tastes and smells better with a bit of cinnamon we’ll throw some of that in to make it extra special. This recipe calls for 16 cups of watermelon juice (watermelon is 92% juice) but if you don’t have that much just scale down the recipe.
Start with a big pot of your watermelon juice.
Bring it to a boil on the stove. Reduce heat to medium high.
And then continue to lightly boil for the next 2-3 hours. You will see the watermelon start to break down and thicken to a dark jam color. This is mine after 3 hours.
I’ll let the jam sit for a few minutes to thicken up completely and then I’ll quickly get it in mason jars, You can see how thick the jam got here.
I bet noone will believe you when you tell them this jam is watermelon jam!
Watermelon Jam without pectin!
Now throw in a mason jar and into the fridge it goes. No pectin is required for this watermelon jam!
When it’s ready to spread on a bagel or toast, smear a bit all over and enjoy your homemade jam!
Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
More Jam Recipes
Looking for more jam recipes? Try my other favorites:
HOMEMADE Watermelon Jam! This easy to make jam recipe uses fresh watermelon juice to make a healthy jam. No pectin is needed for this recipe, just throw it in the refrigerator when it's done! This is one of the best fruit jams, I love eating it on toast!
16cupswatermelon juiceseeds out
Mix all ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium high. Keep a eye on this so it doesn't boil over. Skim foam as it rises. Check and stir every 15 minutes.
Continue to boil for 2-3 hours (mine took 3 hours). Depending if you reduce the recipe yours might done faster, so keep checking to make sure it doesn't burn.
Let sit for 5 minutes. Immediately place in mason jar. The jam hardens quickly so if you let it sit for longer it will be tough getting it out of the pot.
This week was a big harvest weekend where we spent a whole evening picking vegetables and the entire day of Sunday making stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. I am pretty sure that I will never need to buy tomato sauce again. This Summer we bought a mini storage freezer just for our garden and it’s about 75% full and we have a good 2 months left of gardening this year (not counting Fall veggies). I’m going to have open a produce stand, anyone want to stop by? I give veggies out for free! :D)
(I apologize for the quality of these pictures, it was already dark out by the time we got the tomatoes inside)
First up tomatoes. We picked 43 pounds of tomatoes this weekend! Wild, right?
This is a really heavy crate, too heavy for my weak arms. I picked it up, Matthew snapped the picture, I threw the crate down and then fell to the floor in weak power.
HEALTHY 3 ingredient Fruit Smoothie! All you need is banana, watermelon and orange juice for this easy smoothie recipe! It’s perfect for breakfast and for weight loss! Kids also love it because of how good it is!
This drink is the perfect blend of Summertime flavor that you can enjoy year round!
It has 3 ingredients in it: banana, watermelon and orange juice. That’s it.
The instructions are easy: Put everything in a blender and mix.
Does this drink get any better?
I’ve been loving this drink for a afternoon snack drink. You know when it gets to 4PM and you question what you should have for a snack? Dinner is a few hours away but yet you feel like you’re starving. You are eyeing up those cookies in the cabinet with a dangerous eye, so quick… grab the fruit!
Collection of 4 Mason Jar Salad Recipes. These salads are healthy and easy to pack for lunch. Recipes include Watermelon and Feta Salad, Caprese Salad, Green Bean and Feta Salad and Southwestern Salad.
Mason Jar Salad Recipes
I’m obessed with Mason Jar Lunches! They are just the perfect lunch time choice because you get to pack lunch. Also, since you’re packing lunch it’s a economical choice. Plus.. they look pretty cute!
Mason jars work great because it’s a vertical layered lunch. Instead of mixing it together like a salad, you stack it together. This allows you to keep some vegetables inside more crunchier instead of wilting at the touch of a salad dressing. I also love how quick it is to make a Mason Jar lunch. I can make the entire weeks worth in 30 minutes. Because you are packing all the ingredients together in the jar you are keeping the vegetables fresher longer.
Easy to make Mason Jar Watermelon and Feta Salad. Ingredients include watermelon, feta, tomatoes, sherry vinaigrette and parsley!
Mason Jar Salad Recipes, Watermelon Salad
2 to 3tablespoonsSherry Vinaigrette
1cuphalved cherry tomatoes
⅓cuproughly chopped fresh parsley
2cupscubed seedless watermelon
2ouncescrumbled feta cheese
1pint-size Mason jar
Layer the salad ingredients in the Mason jar, starting with the vinaigrette dressing and continuing with the tomatoes, parsley, watermelon, and feta cheese, in that order. Seal the jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
Easy to make Mason Jar Carpese Salad Recipe. Ingredients for this healthy salad include tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, balsamic vinaigrette and basil.
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8ouncesfresh mozzarella cheese
6 to 8fresh basil leaves
2pint-size Mason jars
Slice the tomatoes and the mozzarella cheese horizontally into ¼-inch rounds. Place 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette in the bottom of each Mason jar. Starting with the tomatoes, layer the salad — tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil leaves — repeating the layers until the jar is full. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.
Easy to make Mason Jar Green Bean and Feta Salad. Ingredients for this healthy salad include green beans, tomatoes, shallots, balsamic vinaigrette, feta cheese and basil.
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¾cuphalved cherry tomatoes
¼cupthinly sliced shallots
6or 7 basil leaves
2ouncescrumbled feta cheese
1quart-size Mason jar
Trim the ends from the green beans; cut the beans in half crosswise. Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat (don’t salt the water), add the beans, and boil for 5 minutes. Transfer the beans to an ice-water bath for a minute to stop the cooking process and preserve their color. Drain. When the green beans have cooled, layer the salad ingredients in the Mason jar, beginning with the vinaigrette and continuing with the tomatoes, shallots, cooked beans, basil leaves, and feta cheese. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.
Easy to make Mason Jar Southwestern Salad. This healthy salad includes lime, black beans, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, corn, salad green and cheddar cheese.
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½cupblack beansrinsed and drained
½red vine-ripened tomatodiced
¼red bell pepperdiced
¼yellow bell pepperdiced
½cupcorn kernelsfresh or frozen
2cupsmixed salad greens
1quart-size Mason jar
Start by pouring the vinaigrette dressing into the Mason jar. Then layer in the black beans, tomato, bell peppers, avocado, and corn. Finish with the salad greens and, finally, the Cheddar cheese. Seal and refrigerate until ready to use.
HEALTHY Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie recipe that is perfect for the SUMMER! All you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the blender for this easy recipe. You can also use frozen fruit if watermelon is out of season. This smoothie is healthy, low calorie (doesn’t use milk) and great for weightloss.
This recipe screams SUMMER! It includes fresh watermelon and strawberries with a touch of lime to create a delicious Summer time smoothie! Throw everything your blender and you have a fresh Smoothie ready in less than a minute!
Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie Recipe
Bonus points if you are using fruit from your garden! If you can’t though, don’t worry, pick up some watermelon and berries from the farmers market. If they’re out of season, you can still enjoy this smoothie – head to the freezer section of your grocery store and pick up frozen watermelon and berries there.
I’m going to leave this recipe post short and sweet and let the Smoothie speak for itself. Enjoy this Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie!
HEALTHY Watermelon Strawberry Smoothie recipe that is perfect for the SUMMER! All you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the blender for this easy recipe. You can also use frozen fruit if watermelon is out of season. This smoothie is healthy, low calorie (doesn't use milk) and great for weightloss.
3cupswatermelonfrozen or fresh
1.5cupsstrawberriesfrozen or fresh – hulled
If using frozen watermelon and strawberries, defrost in your microwave for 1 minute until slightly soft. If using fresh watermelon and strawberries, defrosting isn’t needed.
Add all fruit, lime juice, mint and water in blender. Blend for about 30 seconds-1 minute until it’s smooth.
Add your ice cubes and blend for about 10 seconds more.
I am kinda in love with these popsicles. And because they are healthy, I can totally eat as many as I want a day with no regrets! Isn’t that the best?
These popsicles have watermelon, strawberry, lime and mint in them. As a sweetener you can leave as is or you can add a little honey (that’s what I did). With the fruit already sweet, you don’t’ need much additional honey – a little goes a long way. And can we talk about how easy they are? You just throw the ingredients in a food processor, pulse it, pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Boom, done! Amazing!
The last few afternoons I have been craving a smoothie. We’ve been hard at work gardening and all I want is a cold “pick me up” when I’m exhausted. This does the trick! The best thing about this recipe is that you can match fruit to your liking and create your own. Other examples: banana, orange, pear watermelon, kiwi banana, orange, strawberries banana, blueberries watermelon, orange, pineapple banana, apple, orange pineapple, kiwi orange, strawberries banana, peach strawberry, banana blueberries, apple, banana banana, cherries pineapple, blueberries blueberry, pomegranate, banana There are so many more variations. Isn’t it amazing? I also love this recipe because it gets rid of any fruit where you aren’t sure what to do with. Many times I’m left with a few random strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, a banana that is very ripe, half an orange, etc. Put all the soon to go bad fruits in your blender and you’ll quickly have a delicious drink.