We traveled to Palma de Mallorca, Spain a few weeks ago for a little sand and sun vacation. Ruby and Gus spent hours in the water swimming, splashing and giggling. Marty and I spent hours laying in the sun, reading and enjoying the simplicity.

For me, part of that simplicity was not having to think about what to cook or prepare for meals. Each day started with an amazing buffet of food. There was fresh melon, plums, nectarines, passion fruit, cheeses, bread, olives and so much more. I am not usually a big buffet fan, but with children, it is an easy way to find something for even the pickiest of eaters.

Ruby ate her weight in watermelon; which gave me inspiration for this week's project. Just like the popsicle watercolor, this project turns out great every time. And, you'll have fun doing it with your kids.

Speaking of spending time with your kids, you'll notice all of the photos from our trip are portraits instead of scenery. I think I was craving family togetherness. We didn't do much sightseeing in Mallorca and that was fine by us all.


Gus mostly finger painted his but I think it looks great. Sort of like a watermelon food fight!

-    free watermelon template
-    medium weight watercolor paper cut to 8.5" x 11"
-    brush
-    water dish
-    paper towels
-    watercolor paints (we used a kids palette)
-     printer

1.    Open the watermelon pdf and print the template onto your paper.
2.   Watercolor your masterpiece.
3.   Wait for it to dry and then use a black marker to draw "seeds"

Be free with your paint. Enjoy the way the colors blend. Use lots of water to enjoy the medium and see how the paint swirls and puddles. Just have fun.