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.
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I thought that the whole twinkle twinkle little sea star concept was brilliant. I listened to my five year old excitedly explain to me her plan. She told me what we needed while I gathered our supplies. Here is what you will need.
Drawing our sea star was the first item on our list. We drew our sea star on a piece of white construction paper, but any color will be fine.
Next, we cut out our drawings and were ready to add the twinkle to our stars. Glitter can get messy, so you probably should lay down some newspaper to catch the mess. We squeezed school glue over the sea stars and sprinkled different colors of glitter over the glue and then set them aside to dry.
While we waited for the glue to dry, we got started on our backgrounds. My daughter wanted us to paint an under the sea backdrop for our sea stars to live in, so that is what we did. We used different shades of blues and greens in watercolor to paint the water and plant life.
Salt for effect
This next step is optional, but since it creates such a lovely effect, I recommend that you try it.
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle salt over it and watch how the paint reacts to the salt. The wetter the paint, the better this process works.
We used pink acrylic paints to create coral. The contrast in softness and texture between the watercolors and the acrylics really helped the coral pop.
Once the paints dried on our backdrops and the glue dried on our sea stars, we were finally ready to glue our sea stars onto their underwater paintings. Here is my daughter’s adorable artwork.
I don’t know about you, but I, for one, thought that they came out fabulous. I loved this idea and was so proud of my little girl.
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