The High King Lives

Summer Crafts 2015 Part 2 August 19, 2015

In this post: Ocean crafts and study. Plus a shell study.

Hello dear ones, this Summer we used our crafts to decorate the homeschool room for the beginning of the year. We have a sea theme. So we got a head start. Here are pictures and you can find the links on my Pinterest at the end.

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Michael was given two big boxes of shells from my grandma and grandpa. He used them to decorate our homeschool room.


He also made a shell notebook.



He made necklaces as well and gave them to his buddies. Then Michael did a shell lapbook.


Michael did an ocean animal lapbook. He checked out books on ocean animals from the library.



I bought ocean paper and covered our school door and the area near the reading pool. I got the ocean creature cut outs from the Dollar Tree awhile back. I used bubble wrap to make the bubbles, and crepe paper for the seaweed.

IMG_2665 I stapled ribbon to shower caps to make the jelly fish. I hung blue and green crepe paper to make the room feel like it was under the sea. IMG_2668

Michael made these origami boats.

Leeland and I made this starfish with his feet.

The jelly fish are from Michael and Leeland’s hands.

IMG_2664 Michael made a crab, an oyster, and coral from egg cartons. I made coral from split pool noodles. IMG_2670

I drew the octopus and Michael splattered it with paint.


Michael made a puffer fish using a fork (not pictured).


We made socktopuses from socks.


Michael and I put together this ocean diorama.


We put foam stickers on the bottom of our flip flops and made these nifty prints. We hope to leave cool impressions in the sand when we go to the beach.


God bless & remember the High King lives! ~ Amber Dover

PS: Michael’s Lego creation



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:

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~

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:

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?

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