Ocean Art


Octopus – cover a margarine container with colored paper and glue on 8 streamer legs, then curl these around a pencil; add eyes and mouth.


Tissue paper fish – fold A3 sheet of paper in half and put a pre-drawn A4 fish inside for children to trace; remove and have them trace on other side; glue 3 tissues in middle before gluing around outer edge of fish; when dry cut out.


Jellyfish – a foil pie tin or paper plate – add a variety of coloured streamers to it for tentacles after the children have twisted these every inch or so.


Cellophane fish – make a fish shape from thin cane by taping it together about 2 inches from ends; select piece of cellophane and put glue onto the cane then place on cellophane; do same on other side; add eyes and mouth.(This is good for estimating – children have to select paper that will cover the cane) When dry, cut outside edge.


Crabs – these are made from 2 sections, the shell and body/legs – glue 2 tissues to middle of body, then on shell glue split peas/soup mix;when dry, glue shell to body ,paint and put on eyes. We display these in a paddle pool with rocks, sand and shells.

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  • Jen March 28, 2018 at 3:53 pm Reply

    We took two paper plates and cut the inside of one of the plates out and painted the inside circle of the other blue. After the paint had dried we let the children glue on Goldfish, yarn for seaweed, sand and shells. We glued the cut out paper plate over the other and made a ships porthole.

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