Kelp Forest Ocean Craft with Free Printable
Yippee! We’re back with another ocean-themed printable for you today! As you may have noticed, working through the Ocean Guide by The Peaceful Press has really jump started our imaginations and lead to all sorts of fun ocean-themed crafts and activities. Today we’re sharing a super adorable ocean craft for you!
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If you’re rounding up fun crafts and activities to do with the kids for your next ocean themed unit study or morning basket, you will definitely want to add this fun seashell math game to your list!
Supplies you’ll need for this activity:
- Green and blue cardstock
- Green yarn
- Watercolor paint, crayons, markers, or tissue paper
- Tacky glue
- Printable sea animals
- Seashells (optional)
To make the kelp forest:
- Print out the sea animal printable.
- Cut them out and watercolor paint them, color them with crayons, or cover them with balled-up small bits of tissue paper.
- While they dry … cut out random wavy strips of green paper. Glue them to a sheet of blue cardstock.
- Glue strips of green yarn on top of the green strips.
- Overlap randomly. Have fun! It doesn’t have to be planned out or look perfect.
- Glue the sea animals on top of the kelp.
- You could also slice a bit of the kelp, attach the sea animals to popsicle sticks, and make your own kelp forest puppet show.
Money and time saving tip:
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We are now saving SO MUCH money (and time) on ink and I don’t feel guilty about printing out new printables and playdough mats each day. If you want to check it out, ordering through our link here will give you 1 free month.
You can use just about any HP printer but we’ve been using this compact one and absolutely love it! The color is gorgeous and matches my decor (we’ll call that a win!) and the size is smaller than any printer I’ve ever owned which is great for small spaces (or living room/dining room offices).
Between HP Instant Ink and our compact printer, my printing life truly has become so much easier to print all these fun playdough mats and activity sheets we’ve been making lately.
To round the corners on printables, we recommend this corner punch. It was such a great investment and is used all the time! It works great on everything from printer paper and cardstock to laminated paper. It really takes the printables to the next level! Also, it’s nice not to have to worry about getting poked with those sharp corners.
How to Access this Free Sea Animal Printable:
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