Sea turtles are the best! Especially, when you can paint the shells however you choose. The kindergarteners used a paper plate to design their sea turtle shell. We talked about how to start at the center and build the design out with shapes in pencil first. After penciling their design in, they watercolored the shell in any colors they wanted. They then used green construction paper to draw the head, tail and 4 flippers. This was an exercise in counting....6 turtle parts they needed to cut and design...and a cutting exercise. The more cutting practice they get, the better. The students have become much more confident with their cutting skills and they all hold the scissors correctly. Thanks to all the amazing kindergarten teachers and parents who help them with these important fine motor skills. They loved their little turtles...so colorful and fun!
These look so pretty! The students chose an under the sea animal and sketched it on paper. They then used their sketch to hammer in the outline with a wooden pointed dowel. The best part for them was using the colored Sharpies to color over the metal. Anytime Sharpies come out it is like Christmas in the art room, LOL. I didn't want anyone to get a paper cut, or, in this case, a metal cut, so I prepared the squares at home by duct taping all 4 sides (see below). It added a little frame to each one and the kids loved this project.