Craft a Watermelon Magnetic Board

Kids can use the magnets on this sweet DIY magnetic board to practice addition and subtraction.

make this fun diy magnetic board with your kids



  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper in red and green
  • Craft glue
  • Pencil
  • Steel pizza pan ($3.82;
  • 24 round magnets, 1/2" diameter ($3.98;


1: Measure inside of pizza pan and cut a half circle that size out of red paper. Glue half circle to pan.

2: Trace half of outer edge of pizza pan onto green paper. Using that shape, freehand-draw a green rind 1" thick. Cut it ou and glue it to outer edge of pan. Add the "seeds"—the black magnets—and the board is ready for the kids to enjoy.


Adapted from Smart School House Crafts for Kids: Year-Round Projects for Holidays, Parties and More by Kelly Dixon