This week, we’ve been focusing on our study of tide pools and doing lots of art. We combined the two by making tide pools using paper plates and plastic wrap. Inspired by these two projects, I made up my own version of the project to suit our needs.
First the girls painted the inside of a paper plate blue while I cut out the center of two plates and taping plastic wrap to cover the holes. (Yes, we segued from breakfast into art so they are still drinking their smoothies.)
Next, the girls used markers to color small pictures of tide pool creatures. I printed them out from here and here. Then we used watered-down glue to cover the paint, shook glitter over the surface, then glued the animals on.
After they were dry, we covered the pool with the second plate and stapled them together. M painted rocks around the edge of her pool.