Fantastic Paper Weave Seahorse Craft
Today we are onto our next paper weave ocean craft and we have a paper weave seahorse. I’m sure you will love it as much as I do. The project is simple and easy to make and the kids will have lots of fun with this Ocean themed craft idea.
Did you know that there are 40 different species of Seahorse and that Seahorses like to swim in pairs with their tails linked together?
Supplies For This Paper Seahorse Craft
How To Make This Seahorse Craft
Instructions for the bubble wrap print background: Part One
Paint a large piece of bubble wrap with shades of blue paint.
Turn the bubble wrap over and place onto white paper.
Press firmly all over the bubble wrap.
Pull up the bubble wrap.
Allow the paint to dry completely.
Instructions for making the Seahorse: Part Two
Download the seahorse template and print out.
Cut the template out. Trace the seahorse onto coloured cardstock and cut out. Cut a large white circle and a smaller black circle.
Fold the seahorse in half and cut slits into the middle of the seahorse.
Leave at least a half of an inch all the way around to avoid tearing the paper.
Cut strips of coloured cardstock. (use a colour different from the seahorse. (try using bold prints or textured cardstock)
Weave the coloured cardstock strips in and out of the seahorse.
Secure the ends with a bit of glue.
Use scissors to cut off any excess paper hanging over the sides.
Glue the eye together and then glue them onto the seahorse.
Glue the back fins and side fin onto the seahorse.
Use a black marker to add a smile to the fish and detail to the side fin.
Glue the seahorse onto the bubble wrap print background.
Your seahorse is finished!
This is a wonderful classroom project! How cute would these look on a bulletin board in a rainbow of colours!
Download Your Free Seahorse Template Here
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