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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Sea Star

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Sea Star. How beautiful and glittery you are.

There is nothing quite as wonderful as watching your children create. It is a fascinating and beautiful thing. My little girl and I spend a lot of time creating together, but my favorite projects are the ones that she comes up with on her own. This lovely sea star was one of her ideas and she was so eager to share it with me.Glitter Sea Star on watercolor paints. Use salt for an additional effect. Under the sea arts and crafts projects for kids and preschoolers. Twinkle, twinkle, little sea star underwater painting

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Cupcake Liner Whale Craft

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cupcake liner whale craft - cute summer arts & craft project for the kids

 

This weekend we had fun making a whale diaper cake for my cousin’s baby shower. Mai was very excited watching me construct the cake & she was even more excited to see all of the other whale themed gifts at the shower. “I like whales too! They are my favorite.” At least for this weekend that might be true. Since whales are her new favorite, we decided to continue with the whale theme & made a cupcake liner whale craft.

We started with 2 cupcake liners in a light shade of blue. We glued a full liner & then one that was cut into a squared off crescent shape.

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Glue a darker shade of blue over the lighter as shown.

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Cut a tail out of the darker blue liner.

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Add a fin, googly eyes & a spout to finish your craft.

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Paper Plate Sharks

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My daughter has reached a stage where she has become wildly independent. “I can do it myself” is her favorite saying. She is growing up so quickly and developing a mind of her own.

Tonight, we made shark crafts out of paper plates. I gave her a paper plate and began to explain to her how we were going to make our craft. She cut me off mid-sentence. “No mama, I can do it myself.” When we make our crafts together, I love watching her bring her own visions to life.  We worked on our projects side by side.

I painted my plate in a shade of blue & then painted a semi-circle in a lighter shade of blue around the mouth. Mai painted her plate too.

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I cut a mouth out of black construction paper & painted in teeth. Mai painted in her own teeth & added cheeks to her shark.

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I mounted a set of googly eyes to black construction paper cut into circles. Mai painted in black circles & glued eyes to the center of them.

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I cut fins out of construction paper for both of us & we glued both of our projects. I set mine to the side to dry as Mai added on her finishing touches. She painted seaweed on his face because she said that he was hungry.

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She added a few drops of glue to the bottom of her craft & told me that they were her shark’s baby eggs. “Look mama, my shark is awesome.” Yes it is, baby!

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We made one more shark before our night was through.

For this craft, draw a quick sketch out on a paper plate.

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Cut around the outline of your shark.

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Paint your plate, but leave a portion unpainted for the mouth.

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Paint in gills & teeth.

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Add googly eyes & fins made out of construction paper to finish off your project.

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Cupcake Liner Seahorses

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Cupcake Liner Seahorses

 

It has been a rough week in our home. I had gall bladder surgery this week & have been sore & very tired. After several days of lying around on the couch, I am just plain bored. I mustered up just enough energy today to make a quick craft. Mai wanted to make seahorses. Mommy wanted to make them out of cupcake liners, but Mai decided she rather draw hers.

 

She did not want to partake in today’s craft with mommy, but still we worked side by side. She drew a beautiful picture, while I made the seahorse craft. Sometimes she likes to just watch & it helps give her ideas for future projects of her own.

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This was luckily a quick & easy craft that only took me a few minutes & then I was back on the couch resting.

All you will need for this craft is mini cupcake liners, glue & googly eyes.

You will need 4 mini cupcake liners for each seahorse.

Fold & glue a cupcake liner in half for the body.

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Fold & glue another liner & trim the ridged part away from the inside of the liner. This liner will be used to form the tail.

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Use the leftover inside piece to form the curl of the tail.

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Fold another in half & trim to form a seahorse head.

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Fold a liner into half twice to form the fin & glue all pieces in place as shown.

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Add a googly eye to finish him off. Use crayons or markers to add water waves or bubbles.

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