Starfish Art Project

We had fun in our freshly organized craft space this morning and made a happy starfish art project. We started with a starfish template, but you could easily draw your own! Not that creative? No worries, scroll to the bottom of this post and I'll share ours with you.

You will need:

  • starfish template or drawing
  • bubblewrap
  • paint
  • paintbrushes
  • google eyes
  • black sharpie
  • crepe paper
  • scrap colored paper
  • background paper (we used blue and yellow)
  • Pom poms

We rolled out some bubble wrap we'd saved from a recent parcel and blobbed our favorite colors of paint along the length.

Spread the paint out with a brush to cover the bubblewrap. 

Print the bubblewrap pattern on the starfish by pressing the paper down onto the paint firmly.

Lift your paper and ooo-and-ahhh about how pretty it is! 

We made about 8 starfishes! So much fun!

After the starfish dried, we cut out the shapes.

We added googly eyes with white craft glue.

We used liquid chalk for some gorgeous big pink cheeks! Paint would work too!

Next we drew mouths with a Sharpie.

We put a soft fluffy pom pom on each point.  Ta-da! We looooooove how they turned out! 

Creating a background is optional, but will provide an excellent opportunity for students to explore more creative choices and express themselves freely as they make their own design. We used crepe paper to twist some seaweed, orange paper scraps to make fish and yellow paper for sand. A white oil pastel makes lovely bubbles!

We hope you have fun making a starfish art project and would love to see them on social media - tag us so we don't miss it!

Find a template here to use: Starfish Art Project Template

We posted yesterday with some starfish literacy activities and a free poster. Hop back here to find it!

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