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Saturday, May 14, 2011

1st Grade Seahorses


    My first grade students made these beautiful seahorses after we read the book"Mr. Seahorse" by Eric Carle.  While Eric Carle uses painted papers to collage his pictures, we simply drew ours and colored them in with crayons.  I gave the students a variety of different kinds of crayons; glitter, metallic, construction and regular to color their creatures with.  Last, we sprayed them with watercolor spray in Nancy Bottles.  They look like they're floating in a colorful sea and the kids were wowed by the spray.  This was a one part project, including reading the book.  The kids loved their seahorses and everyone was amazed at how beautiful they turned out!


  1. Thank you! Isn't it amazing the way God gave each one of us a unique perspective in this world! It never ceases to amaze me how each person will interpret the same subject in a different way.