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Make a watermelon package box to mail

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...


What do you call a watermelon you can mail? A watermailon! Easy to make and even more fun to send, this hollow foam watermelon can be painted and filled with surprises. Postage for this postal produce will depend on weight, but these mailed for $2.75.

Mail a watermelon!


  • 8-inch Smoothfoam half-ball (at most hobby and craft stores)
  • Watermelon photo (download and print PDF here)
  • Cardboard
  • Spray glue
  • Dark green acrylic paint
  • Light green acrylic paint
  • Clear satin acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • X-Acto knife or scissors



Print out the watermelon photo. Spray-glue it to cardboard and cut out.

Mail a watermelon! Step 1 spray glue


Paint the outside of an 8-inch Smoothfoam half-ball with dark green acrylic paint.

Mail a watermelon! Step 2 paint smoothfoam ball


While the dark-green paint is still wet, add zigzag lines of light green acrylic paint to simulate the look of a watermelon. Allow paints to blend into each other and dry.

Mail a watermelon! Step 3 paint on details


Turn the half-ball over and paint the inner rim with dark green acrylic paint. Allow to dry.

Mail a watermelon! Step 4 paint rim dark green


Cover the painted areas with clear satin acrylic paint. Allow to dry.

Mail a watermelon! Step 5 paint with clear acrylic


Fill with fun surprises and hot-glue the cardboard watermelon photo to the inner rim of the foam ball.

Mail a watermelon! Step 6 fill with treats


Address and ship your watermailon.

Mail a watermelon! Step 7 address watermailon

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