we did a second day of ocean themed thursday. there was just too much stuff to do in just one day! we read this book by Eric Carle
we used the story as our inspiration for the art work.
here are some of the steps we used to create it...
one...we made the hermit crab out of their handprint.
two...we used watercolor paper and watercolor paints to make the background look like the water/sandy ocean floor.
three...the shell is a small paper plate that we decorated using oil pastels, colored pencils and crayons.
four...we used scraps of paper to make the coral, seaweed, and sea creatures.
then, we got out the water table and i filled it with plastic sea animals for them to play with. they have really enjoyed playing with this!