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Melon Seed Necklaces

One of the fun, yummy joys of summer is ice cold watermelon on a warm day. When I was little, my cousins and I would squirt the seeds at one another, count them, use them in our dirt pictures as soldiers or ants … and tell our younger siblings that if they swallowed a even one little seed, they’d grow a watermelon in their stomach. Oh, the things we do as children! Here’s something really fun to do with all the left over melon seeds.


melon seeds (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew, etc)
sharp needle
strong thread


1. Remove seeds from the fruit.

2. If the seeds are in a soft, sticky fruit flesh, or pulp, wash them in a strainer to remove the pulp.

3. Dry the seeds on a paper towel, or kitchen towel.

4. Use a needle and strong thread to string the melon seeds together.

You can make necklaces or bracelets with just the seeds, or you can add beads alternately with the seeds.

Variation(s): Instead of stringing the seeds together you could make a picture out of the melon seeds. First draw your picture on a stiff piece of cardstock paper or cardboard. Then glue the seeds onto it to finish your picture.

Make this a counting game. Count the seeds as you go, string them in groups, etc.


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