I have waited for months, now, with anticipation for the O is for Ocean unit with our preschool class. You see, my teaching assistant Katie (the same person who made those adorable Robot party favors for our class) found a great fizzing ocean world by Fun At Home With Kids on Pinterest for us to do.
How to Make an O is for Ocean Paper Plate Craft
Plastic container/plate for the glue
Q-tips – cotton swabs
The only tricky part of this simply project is in getting the bottle caps and rice to stick. They need a little bit of time to set.
- Pour some white school glue on the bottom edge of one side of the plate.
- Spread it thinly using a Q-tip and immediately sprinkle rice on it.
- Move the rice around by tipping the plate till it sticks. You may want to lightly press it into the glue. This will be the sand on the ocean floor.
- Next, glue yellow paper triangles on the plate. They will be the tail fins for the larger fish.
- Dip the bottle cap edges in the glue and set them over the tail.
- Wait for it to set for a few minutes.
- Add a drop of glue on the bottle caps and set a googly eye on.
- Finally, draw the smile on each bottle cap.
- Squiggle glue on the side of the fish and tail.
- Sprinkle glitter on the squiggles.
- Glue shredded green paper on as seaweed.
- Glue Gold Fish crackers on for little fishies in your scene.
- Add some sea life stickers
- Pour white tempera paint onto a clean space of your plate.
- Using a plastic drinking straw, dip the end in the paint and lightly tap white rings on your scene as bubbles.*