I am Hoosier born and bred — right smack in the watermelon belt. My dad is a produce shipper. My brother is a farmer. I just eat the melons they bring me. Now that the end of summer is here, that won’t be for many, many more months.
My girls are sad to see another watermelon season behind us, as we set our sights on apples, squash, and pumpkins. In the meantime, there are still plenty of fun ways to enjoy watermelons all year long. Crafts, watermelon-inspired treats, makeup — I was pretty amazed by the variety of ideas once I started looking.
Here are 13 ways to keep watermelon season alive throughout the year:
Eye Makeup 1 of 13Whoa. I totally couldn't rock this, but I could see my girls really digging it for an afternoon of dress up.
Photo and tutorial via Dona Floridna
Sherbet Pie 2 of 13Lime, pineapple, and raspberry sherbet with mini chocolate chips — yum! And just so cute.
Photo and tutorial via Make It, Take It
Knit Hat 3 of 13I don't knit — at all — but this watermelon cap tutorial is so straight forward, it almost makes me think I can.
Photo and tutorial via Yarn Harlot
Cookie Bites 4 of 13Take a bite out of your watermelons with a scalloped cookie cuter before they're baked. Then, try to stop yourself from taking several more!
Photo and tutorial via Glorious Treats
Pancake Slices 5 of 13Chocolate chip pancakes? Sold! These will be yummy and adorable at the breakfast (or dinner!) table.
Photo and tutorial via The Idea Room
Tulle Tutu 6 of 13Add a third layer of green tulle, and you have an adorable watermelon tutu. My youngest absolutely loves a tutu!
Photo and tutorial via Ashley's Crafts
Rice Krispie Treats 7 of 13I made pink rice krispie treats for a baby shower last week by sorting out the pink marshmallows in a pastel package. Now there's a use for the green ones, too!
Photo and tutorial via Dine and Dish
Cupcake Cones 8 of 13Watermelon cupcakes would be pretty fun on their own, but baking them in colored ice cream cones is just brilliant!
Photo and tutorial via Hoosier Homemade
Nail Art 9 of 13These nail art pictures just blow me away. I can barely get a solid color on both hands. How cute are these watermelon nails, though?
Photo and tutorial via Holy Manicures
Cake 10 of 13Mmm, cake. Enough said. But, then they kicked it up a notch with chocolate chips and jelly beans. So fun!
Photo and tutorial via Betty Crocker
Bead Art 11 of 13We always have beads lying around here from craft projects. I think I'll let the girls tackle a few watermelon keychains.
Photo and tutorial via Free Kids' Crafts
Watermelon Fudge 12 of 13I thought this was just an adorable colored fudge recipe, but a 1/2 teaspoon of watermelon flavoring makes it actual watermelon fudge.
Photo and tutorial via Cookies and Cups
Hairbows 13 of 13My girls have every watermelon bow imaginable — except this one! With red polka-dot and green ribbon, this watermelon slice hairbow is simple and sweet.
Photo and tutorial via Hip Girl Clips
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