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The High King Lives

Crafty Monday: Octopus & Starfish (last of the Ocean crafts) July 2, 2012

Hello gang and welcome to Crafty Monday :). Glad you could join me. As the title says, this is the last of the ocean posts. This week we are starting patriotic crafts and then outer space. Enjoy the pics and maybe you can try these crafts yourself 🙂

Starfish– this is simply a Starfish drawn on a paper plate, cut out, and then painted.

“My Collection from the Sea” painting

Idea from: http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2009/09/my-collection-from-sea.html

Octopus– We wrapped and glued construction paper around an empty toilet paper roll. Then We cut out 8 arms and drew the face. Super simple 🙂

View from a Porthole: Idea from~ http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2010/04/view-from-porthole.html

I helped Michael with this one. He drew the picture and I cut it out and glued it to black construction paper. Then I cut it into a circle as well.

We read about dolphins, whales, and Sea turtles this past week. We learned something neat. Dolphins are sometimes caught in nets by fishermen trying to catch Tuna. Dolphins follow the Tuna because they eat them. So certain companies are starting to use baited line instead of nets. We actually checked our tuna can and it says “dolphin safe” on it. I thought that was pretty kewl.

We also had Ocean Jello with Swedish Fish. It was a bad idea. I liked the Jello until I tasted bits of Swedish Fish (a candy) that dissolved in it. Michael liked the Swedish fish but disliked the Jello. We threw it out. It looked neat anyways. I would’ve liked it better with fruit shaped fish instead.

A majority of our craft ideas are found here: http://pinterest.com/doverette/summer-crafts/

There’s plenty of ideas for Independence Day.

I found these nifty items at the Dollar Tree: large coins to refresh money skills and clock cards to use with a dry erase marker.

Well, God bless and remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

PS: What Ocean crafts have you tried? Leave me some comment love please 🙂 If you don’t do crafts then what is your favorite  memory of the ocean?

Jump to Part 3 of Ocean Study:

https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/crafty-monday-sea-horses-piano-lessons/

Jump back all the way to Part 1 of Ocean Study:

https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2012/06/11/crafty-monday-lighthouse-an-ocean-view/

 

2 Responses to “Crafty Monday: Octopus & Starfish (last of the Ocean crafts)”

  1. Tishrei Says:

    Since I haven’t done crafts in I don’t know how long, I will have to say my favorite memory of the ocean is scuba diving. It really is like entering another world. Some of the fish came right up to me trying to figure out what I was. Unfortunately I had to quit diving because of ear infections.

    The crafts must have been fun for both you and your son. What a great way for your son to learn about the ocean.


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