As i write this I’m down Sunset Beach. North Carolina. A place near and dear to my heart. And, speaking of North Carolina we had watermelon last night here that was scrumptious!
I don’t know about you, but we all LOVE watermelon in this household. While, I have come across people who don’t like watermelon, they are far and few in between. Well, to celebrate summer and it’s glorious watermelon, three days this week I’ll feature a different watermelon project. After all it’s been said, “When one has tasted it (watermelon), he knows what the angels eat!” -Mark Twain
Here is a Watermelon Fan I made awhile ago, but thought it fitting to share during my, “Week of Watermelons.”
Melon Mambo-how fitting! (126948)
Wild Wasabi (126959)
Melon Mambo Card Stock (115320)
Pistachio Pudding Card Stock (131294)
Wild Wasabi Card Stock (108641)
Basic Black Card Stock (121045)
Circles Collection (130911)
Scallop Circle Punch (119854)
Bird Bundle Punch (117191)
Snail Adhesive (104332)
Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue (110755)
HERE’S WHAT TO DO:
With the Circle Collection, cut a the largest circle out of Melon Mambo, the next circle down in Pistachio Pudding and the next smallest out of Wild Wasabi. Cut each circle in half. With the Scallop Circle Punch, punch each half circle along the straight edge to look like someone took a bite out of the watermelon. Line each half circle up as you go along because the punch will only punch one sheet of card stock at a time. With the the Bird Bundle Punch punch the leaves and bird out of Basic Black. Cut the leaves off of the branch and use these for the watermelon seeds. Assemble as shown adhering the watermelon shape about a third down of a cut paint stirrer. These are great to make with children.
Below is a poem I found and just thought it would be something you’d enjoy reading. The website I found it on is Giggle Poetry.
By Eric Ode
In mid-Summer, my friends and I were drinking lemonade
and eating watermelon in the comfort of the shade.
We spat the seeds among the weeds. We spat them east and west.
I spat one in a pine tree, where it landed in a nest.
And there it lay till late in May, when it sprouted as a vine,
and soon there grew a melon in the branches of the pine.
A mother bird without a word then settled in the tree
and nested on that melon for a week or maybe three.
A day ago, I stood below and heard an awful scratching:
the picking and the pecking of that watermelon hatching.
Then very soon that afternoon, a feathered head broke free,
and now a giant baby bird is sitting in our tree.
He’s green and red from tail to head. His eyes are small and gray.
He likely weighs a hundred pounds and will not go away.
So be on guard in your backyard when in the shade you sit.
Enjoy the watermelon, but be careful where you spit.
Make sure before the summer fades away you get your share of this most delicious summertime melon!
And, be sure you have all that you’ll need to make these Watermelon Fans, here;s the product list. Just click on the images to order.