Saturday, June 7, 2014

Handprint Ocean Preschool Art Project

We've started a new ocean exploration unit with the daycare kids and we're having tons of fun learning about the different animals found in the ocean. We made this simple art project after reading My Visit to the Aquarium by Aliki .
Handprint Ocean Preschool Art Project - Mamas Like Me
We started by creating an ocean wave texture by using empty toilet rolls to stamp blue paint all over our papers.  My 2-year-old found this process especially fun and kept remarking on how many circles he was making!
Handprint Ocean Preschool Art Project - Mamas Like Me

Once the paint dried.  I used red, yellow, and orange paint to create a fish and octopus out of the children's hands.  For the octopus I paint their 4 fingers (leaving their thumb clean) and pressed it onto the paper overlapping to create the octopus' 8 legs.  For the fish, I paint their palms red, then half of their fingers orange, and the tips of their fingers yellow to create our colorful tropical fish.
Handprint Ocean Preschool Art Project - Mamas Like Me
After their handprints dried, we used markers and googly eyes to decorate our pictures.  These were a hit with the parents because we all love a project that uses handprints!

Handprint Ocean Preschool Art Project - Mamas Like Me  

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