Use your imagination as diving gear as you swim down deep to the ocean floor.
Watch videos of underwater explorations, look at photographs and other artwork such as <i>Swimmy</i>, and gather information about the ocean's topography and life. Introduce vocabulary words (coral, anemone, tides).
Using imagination as diving gear, dive to the ocean floor. Glide into undersea caves, through coral reefs, ocean canyons, and over mountain ranges. What forms of life are there? What does the bottom of the sea look like?
Cover the work area with recycled newspaper. Use scrap paper to try various watercolor techniques, including these.<br><li><i><b>Sponge painting.</i></b> Dampen the paper with a clean sponge. Use other sponges to apply Crayola® Washable Watercolors. Tip the paper to blend and mix colors.<li><i><b>Crystal patterns.</i></b> After applying watercolors with Crayola Paint Brushes, sprinkle salt on the wet paper. Watch crystal-like patterns form. When dry, brush off dried salt.<li><i><b>Spatter paint.</i></b> To create wispy, irregular dot patterns, scrape a small piece of stiff cardboard over a stiff, paint-laden brush. Or use a small piece of screen with the edges taped for safety.<li><i><b>Straw painting.</i></b> Blow a large dot of thinned watercolor with a straw held at a low angle to create irregular, spidery designs. Try holding the straw at different angles to achieve other effects.
On a large piece of watercolor paper, use the selected watercolor techniques to add color and texture in creating a sea environment. For details, use a fine brush tip. Air-dry.
For additional textures, use Crayola Scissors to cut (or tear) shapes from the dry experimental papers and glue them to the dry background with Crayola Glue Sticks.
Add details with Crayola Fine Line Markers.
Send a postcard from space to show what you know about the other planets.
Remember the compliments you’ve heard from others—and get to know your friends better—with this 3-D self-portrait.
How do you use water, every day or for fun? With your classmates, create a book about why water is important to each of
What could you do when you were 6 months old? When did you first walk? Make this pop-up record of your growing-up milest
Pigs are big in children’s literature! Choose a favorite porker, maybe from <em>Charlotte’s Web</em>, and make a colorfu
What does your face look like when you taste something sour? Or smell something delicious? Create an expressive, decorat
Use Crayola® Gel Markers to add a colorful diagram to a report on the natural cycles of the solar system.
Use alliteration in fantasy animal poetry then create a drawing using letters to form patterns and textures.
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