With topics sure to stimulate creative thinking and artistic prowess, these fun ocean crafts will motivate little ones to venture outside for inspiration. Perfect for your preK explorers and your elementary artists. Make a craft inspired by oceanand learn something, too!
What can you create with just a cardboard box and some construction paper? Your very own coral reef! Use easy-to-follow directions to make thirteen crafts (and one recipe), each one focused on the ocean. Crafts include fun facts and additional resources, giving covert learning opportunities for your little explorer and reducing screentime.
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 9 Years|
About the Author
* Clare Beaton creates illustrations for children's books using felt, buttons, fabrics, and other recycled materials. She has made art for children's puzzles and games, as well as television ads. She studied graphics and illustration and has three grown children. Clare grew up in North London where she still lives and works. * Rudi Haig is a digital content editor, copywriter, and journalist. He considers himself a bon vivant who loves pop culture, film, music, travel, coffee, and living beyond his means. He lives in London.
Read an Excerpt
There are some parts of the ocean that are very deep. The deepest part is 36,000 feet (11,000 meters)—that’s about how high planes fly in the sky. It is very dark because sunlight can’t reach so deep. Many sea creatures that live very deep produce their own light. It is called bioluminescence. Creatures glow and glitter for many reasons. Anglerfish dangle a lighted lure in front of their mouth to attract prey. Deep-sea worms produce different lights to communicate with one another. Bioluminescence can also protect animals by scaring or confusing predators.
What You Will Need
thick white paper, brightly colored crayons, black poster paint and a large paintbrush, toothpicks
1. Color your white paper with colorful sections using crayons. Be sure you make a thick layer of crayon and don’t leave any white showing when you’re done. (See image 1 below.)
2. Paint over the colors with a layer of black paint and leave until it’s completely dry. (See image 2.)
3. Using a toothpick, lightly scratch through the paint to draw deep-sea creatures. (See image 3.) Make them as amazing as you can! (See the illustrations for inspiration.)