Water-Mail-On!

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!

Supplies:

  • 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

Directions: 

1

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

Mail a watermelon! Step 1 spray glue

2

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

Mail a watermelon! Step 2 paint smoothfoam ball

3

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

4

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

5

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

Mail a watermelon! Step 5 paint with clear acrylic

6

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

7

Address and ship your watermailon.

Mail a watermelon! Step 7 address watermailon

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Comments on "Make a watermelon package box to mail"

Sandra September 05, 2013 | 12:32 PM

I mailed one of these to my mother-in-law for her birthday, filled with lottery tickets. (She's a big gardner, and loves to play the lottery.) She was beyond excited.

Jess August 21, 2013 | 12:47 PM

How creative! I bet the people at the Post Office got a chuckled when you mailed these.

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