Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ocean Mural

We worked on an ocean mural to go along with our ocean theme a couple of weeks ago. I somehow forgot to post about this earlier, but here it is :)

 We read Eric Carle's Mister Sea horse and painted a sea horse with water color, similar to how the artist painted his sea horse.
 We made eels from all natural, self-hardening clay. The kids absolutely loved this!

We glued colorful aquarium stones, sea shells and sea snails on the bottom of our ocean. We made sea anemones from tissue squares and also added them to our board. 

We cut out sea stars from construction paper, colored them with crayons and then glued some sand on them.

We made a fish swarm with potato stamps. We cut a potato in half and used a fish shaped cookie cutter to make a fish stamp (we only had a whale, but we just pretended it is a fish, lol). Smiley LOVED cutting the potato.

 We cut bigger fish from construction paper and painted them. We then added tissue paper scales... (Lovebug preferred painting her hands instead)...

And here is the finished product...

 Linking to: Red Ted Art, ABC and 123, Pinterest Tuesday


  1. Oh my! What a brave and brilliant momma you are!!! I love that you let the children really get stuck in! And the collage is beautiful!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!!


  2. Looks like lots of fun! We're doing an ocean unit study now so I might borrow this. ;0)

    I'm stopping by from Pinterest Tuesday.