Watermelon Rind Rainbow Printing

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SO… what to do now that you have eaten the yummy Watermelon…

Print rainbows with the rind…of course!

Painting Rainbows with Watermelon Rinds

My husband nearly threw them away!

He said they are watermelon skins…

I said, “You see skins, I see rainbows…”

And so it began, after finishing off the last of our Watermelon Lolly Pops, we got painting!

 

Painting with Watermelon Rinds

 

When I cut the melon, I made sure I initially cut big enough pieces to get out a half circle, then simply cut the rind off the flesh into pieces about 1cm wide.

 

Watermelon Rind Rainbow Painting, who would have thought

 

You could use a plate big enough to dip the entire piece of watermelon into the paint, however that’s how we usually print things, so I liked the idea of carefully having to paint the rind first.

If your watermelon is wet give it a wipe with some paper towel before you apply the paint.

 

Use those watermelon Skins to paint

 

And the result – lovely rainbow prints!

Painting Rainbows

We loved this activity!

Hope you give it a try!

We love watermelons! We have made Hama Bead Watermelon Coasters – a perfect craft activity that makes for good small motor skills practice – plus… they make great gifts!

Puffy Paint is also the PERFECT material to PAINT WATERMELONS!! If you have a toddler/preschool child in the house – this ‘Watermelon and a Spoon’ is a great way to eat and dig…

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 Rainbow Painting with Watermelon Rinds. Great kids craft project, and a fantastic way to use up all those watermelon skins!
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  2. Candice Brass

    Actually the best use of Watermelon rind is using it to make watermelon jam or as the South Africans call it watermelon konfytc (jam)! Especially when the white ‘pith’ is thick. There are many different techniques and recipes on the net but usually involve a long soak in a brine or lime type solution after cutting away all red fruit and hard inedible green skin and cutting it into thick chunky slightly too big bite size pieces. .. Usually soaked overnight before being rinsed well and turned into a jam by boiling in a sugar mixture with fresh ginger root ( and I like to include a vanilla pod sliced open and seeds scraped into the jam.)
    It’s honestly delicious
    Just Google either watermelon konfyt recipe or watermelon rind jam recipe

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    1. Emma Owl

      Candice, thanks so much! I am originally from SA and although I have never tried to make it, I do remember (many years ago) seeing it in farmstalls! This is such a good idea – I am going to try and make some this summer – in fact it is on my list of things to do in the next few week! Thanks for the inspiration! (Ill post it as soon as it is made…)

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  3. Candice Brass

    Actually the best use of Watermelon rind is using it to make watermelon jam or as the south Africans call it watermelon konfytc (jam)! Especially when the white ‘pith’ is thick. There are many different techniques and recipes on the net but usually involve a long soak in a brine or lime type solution after cutting away all red fruit and hard inedible green skin and cutting it into thick chunky slightly too big bite size pieces. .. Usually soaked overnight before being rinsedrinsed and turned into a jam by boiling in a sugar mixture with fresh ginger root ( and I like to include a vanilla pod sliced open and seeds scraped into the jam.
    It’s honestly delicious

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