Ocean Arts & Crafts Ideas
Under Ocean Painting
(Photos submitted by Geri)
Create star-quality starfish
with Cheerios. Using red construction paper, make a copy
of the a star pattern for each child. To make a cereal-studded starfish,
a child cuts out
the pattern along the bold outline. He glues aquarium rocks atop the
cutout for eyes and
a mouth if desired. Then he glues Cheerios atop the remaining areas of the
Sensational Sea Horses
Prepare to be stampeded with
interested oceanographers when you create these special sea
Using orange construction paper, make a copy of a sea horse pattern for
each child. To make a sea horse,
a child cuts out the pattern along the bold outline. Then she tears
thumb-size pieces of brown grocery
bags and glues them atop the cutout. She glues on a button for an eye.
Next she accordion-folds a one-foot
length of orange crepe paper streamer, unfolds it, and glues it along the
spine and tail of the cutout.
Then she cuts ten strips from a four-inch length of the orange streamer.
To complete the sea horse, she
twists the strips together and glues them to the back of the
cutout to resemble a dorsal fin.
Motivate youngsters to explore
the ocean depths with these clever crabs. Using pink construction
make a copy of the pattern (see link below) for each child. To make a
crab, a child cuts out the pattern
along the bold outline. Then he places a paper towel that has been folded
into fourths into a Styrofoam
meat tray. He soaks the paper towel with blue tempera paint. Then he
repeatedly presses a thumb
into the paint and onto the cutout until the entire shell is covered with
thumbprints. For each child,
cut two sections from an egg carton. He glues one side of each
section atop the front claws to
resemble pincers. He glues on two pom-pom eyes and a length of
yarn for a mouth. To make
antennae, he folds a pipe cleaner into a V shape. To complete the project,
he curls each
end of the pipe cleaner; then he tapes it onto the cutout just above the
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They are shared from friends and fellow group members.
Some ideas found have been compiled from groups through the yrs.
Thanks for sharing all your great ideas!