After creating the canvas with the beautiful ocean we had to add a little ocean life, of course! What kinds of animals live in the coral reef? What kinds of things should we add to our ocean? Another multi-step process was begun as the girls created creatures to go in our sea! We had read many of Eric Carle's books that connected us to the ocean and its creatures. We wanted to expose the girls to his technique for illustrating. They LOVED the process and created some beautiful sea life to add to our ocean!
Step 1 - painting tissue paper a solid color
Step 2 - adding another layer of color with texture
Step 3 - one more layer of prints
Step 4 - using our tissue paper to create sea creatures - the girls cut shapes from the paper they made to "build" something that lives in the sea
WOW! What a fun and creative project! I loved seeing the girl's creations! Take a look at our beautiful coral reef!