Archive for the ‘Ocean’ Category
As we continue along in our ocean theme we decided to make a whale today. It was a very, very simple project that only took a few minutes to do.
Here’s what you’ll need: blue construction paper, another shade of blue construction paper cut to be the water, whale shape on gray construction paper, wiggly eye, glue and glitter.
Glue the whale onto the blue construction paper. Then add the water and the wiggly eye.
Put some glue on to outline the ocean water and to create the water spouting up from the blowhole. Then sprinkle some glitter on.
The finished whale.
We made an easy rainbow fish that turned out really pretty.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper with a fish shape cut out of the middle of it, strips of tissue paper, glue and a wiggly eye.
Put glue all over the back of the construction paper.
Then add strips of tissue paper to cover the entire fish cut out. I only had to show Hailey one time that the strips needed to be put on vertically and she did the rest.
Add a few pieces of tissue paper for a tail.
The finished rainbow fish.
This shark craft doesn’t take very long to do- it took a while to draw the shark (Thanks Mom!) but actually doing the project only took a few minutes.
Here’s what you’ll need: blue construction paper, shark drawing cut out, wiggly eye, 2 small black ovals, several small white triangles and glue.
Glue the shark onto the blue construction paper.
Glue the 2 black ovals on for the sharks nose and add a wiggly eye. Then put several white triangles in his mouth for the teeth. Talk about the shapes and colors of the items your child is gluing on.
Hailey’s finished shark.
As we continue our ocean theme we learned about crabs today and made a crab. It turned out really cute.
Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper, tissue paper, glue, wiggly eyes, 2 paper bowls and something to brush the glue on with.
Hailey did a great job tearing up the red tissue paper.
In one bowl mix a little bit of water in with some glue and brush it onto the bottom and sides of the other bowl.
Cover the bottom and sides of the bowl with red tissue paper. You can also do this with paint instead of tissue paper if you’d like to.
While Hailey was busy covering her bowl with tissue paper I cut out a mouth and some legs. There are 8 regular legs and 2 legs with claws. I also cut out some seaweed from the green tissue paper which I forgot to take a picture of.
Glue on the seaweed.
Add the legs.
Turn the bowl covered in tissue paper right side up and put glue all over the rim.
Add eyes and a mouth and you have your finished crab. (Hailey used so much glue that when I took this picture 5 hours after we made the crab- the glue was still wet!)