Every where I go people are talking about the beach! They come into the store and tell me all about the beautiful shells they found. Everyone loves the beach! Depending on where they went to the beach the water is warm or cold, South Carolina or Maine. The endless waves are a pleasure to watch as you sit and enjoy the time to just be or daydream. The excited shrieking of the babies as they are introduced to the sand and water are a delight to hear. Toddlers and older digging holes and building castles busy all day long. Let's play with those shells you brought home today!
Fish at Sea!
Cardboard from the back of a cereal box
Shells from your favorite beach
A small amount of a variety of paint
Cover your table or surface in preparation for painting. This might get messy!
I painted my cardboard blue with a brush that had bristles. This left some texture when I painted using a circular motion. I think it looks more like moving water. Let dry. If you are working with acrylic's and are working outside this will dry fast! Once dry I used the same clean brush to add a bit of white to look like the waves I so enjoy watching. Now a little beige for the sand at the bottom. While all that dries it's time to paint those shells.
I picked a different color for each shell. Once they are dry it's time to add the accessories. I glued on my eye first then added the fins. While I used shells for the fins because we have so many it would be fun to use construction paper cut in different shapes for the fins. When your fish is dry you can add them anywhere you like in your ocean! I did add a bit of crinkly paper for seaweed.
These materials and many more are avaiable in our retail store. Find us online at www.Scraptivity.net
We offer lots of kids art classes all summer! Stop in and let us know you saw us in The New Britain City Journal!
Books to extend your activity:
Beach by Elisha Cooper
Stella, Star of the Sea by Mary Louise Gay
The Seaside Switch by Kathleen V. Kudlinski