Fascinating "Underwater World" handmade by your child
Introduce your child to different inhabitants of the water’s depths. Follow these step-by-step instructions and create a super original craft - your own dry aquarium.
5 to 8 years
Together with your child, make the "Underwater World" craft, which can become a visual aid for getting to know the inhabitants of the seas, rivers and aquariums.
You will need:
corrugated cardboard, a small sheet of fiberboard, plywood or foam - for the basis of the craft;
acrylic (or oil) paints, a brush, a jar of water;
natural material: pebbles, twigs, sticks, shells and the like;
colored paper and cardboard, corrugated paper;
scissors, glue stick, glue gun, stationery knife;
old magazines, books, postcards;
a small box, beads, a small boat and so on - for decoration.
Create a base for your craft. To do this, cut a circle (or rectangle) out of sheet material. Make the walls by dividing the circle into several parts. Each part will have a different underwater world - ocean, river, lake, aquarium or coral reef.
Paint the base with paint: walls - blue, blue paint; bottom - yellow, brown, green. Leave to dry.
Decorate the bottom: glue sticks, twigs, pebbles, shells, and so on.
Make algae out of colored paper and cardboard.
Cut out fish from magazines, old books - marine, freshwater and aquarium (coral), stick them on the walls. Pictures of fish can also be found on the Internet, printed and cut out.
Decorate the bottom with sunken ships, treasure chests, and more.
Important! Observe safety precautions when working with a glue gun. Do not leave your child alone with it, explain that the glue is very hot and can hurt them.
Take a picture of the craft. Write a little about what new and interesting things your child has learned about the underwater world, what surprised them the most.