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Fantastic Paper Weave Seahorse Craft

paper weave seahorse craft for kids

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.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

 

Did you know that there are 40 different species of Seahorse and that Seahorses like to swim in pairs with their tails linked together?

What You Will Need

Cardstock
Gluestick
Scissors
Paper Cutter

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

Crayola 96 Ct Construction Paper, Assorted ColorsCrayola 96 Ct Construction Paper, Assorted ColorsApple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (8 oz), 20716 Pool BlueApple Barrel Acrylic Paint in Assorted Colors (8 oz), 20716 Pool BlueElmer's E304 Glue (2 Piece)Elmer’s E304 Glue (2 Piece)

Let’s Make It

Instructions for the bubble wrap print background: Part One

Paint a large piece of bubble wrap with shades of blue paint.

bubble wrap painting

Turn the bubble wrap over and place onto white paper.

bubble wrap painting

Press firmly all over the bubble wrap.

bubble wrap painting

Pull up the bubble wrap.

bubble wrap painting

Allow the paint to dry completely.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

Instructions for making the Seahorse: Part Two


Download the seahorse template and print out.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft


Cut the template out. Trace the seahorse onto coloured cardstock and cut out. Cut a large white circle and a smaller black circle.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

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.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craftCut strips of coloured cardstock. (use a colour different from the seahorse. (try using bold prints or textured cardstock)

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

Weave the coloured cardstock strips in and out of the seahorse. Secure the ends with a bit of glue.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

Use scissors to cut off any excess paper hanging over the sides.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

Glue the eye together and then glue them onto the seahorse. Glue the back fins and side fin onto the seahorse.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

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.

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

Your seahorse is finished!

Ocean paper weave seahorse craft

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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