Leo Lionni's book, Swimmy, was the inspiration for our first project at Sea Creatures camp this week. Day one we started with water color painting our ocean. We used beeswax resist to create the white texture in the sea of blue.
We also group painted a piece of watercolor paper red....everyone got a turn to use the wax to make dots or stripes or squiggles on the paper before painting and once dry, I cut out little fish free-hand.
Day two, we added sand for the ocean floor, a few shells, and seaweed...I already found a use for my new wool! By gently twisting one end of a small bit of pine green wool roving (a great fine-motor skill to practice), and then gluing the bottom into place, the top of the wool remains loose and has a bit a movement like the real plant might. Next the fish were glued into place...and finally a bit of glitter to give the water some shimmer.
I love how each one has it's own personality.