Under the Sea Kids Craft: Oyster

Create a clam or oyster craft by using the marbling technique.Very easy and fun to create!

Oyster Craft

Classified: Easy and is great for preschoolers!

What you need:
  • Paper dinner plate *must be 100% paper
  • Liquid Starch
  • 1 part acrylic paint to parts water (any color) 
  • Small bathroom cups 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Feather 
  • Pan or cookie sheet  
  • Newspaper  
  • Wax paper or drying rack
  • Light pink tissue paper
  • Marble
  • Glue
  • Pom Poms
  • Black acrylic paint
 What to do:
1. Read this post how to Marbleize with everyday household items.  Marbling the plate gives it an awesome iridescent shine and gives it an oyster look. We used bronze and barn red for our acrylic paint colors.
Using a plate

2. Once the plate is dry, fold in half. On the inside glue the pink tissue paper for the oyster body and marble for the pearl.
Inside shell

3. Eyes. Optional: Glue two white pom poms to the top of the oyster shell and dot two eyeballs using your fingertips with black paint.

Closed Oyster Craft

Open Oyster Craft

A good oyster book: The Little Oyster by Emily Fary

A great Web site that teaches you the body parts of an oyster: Enchanted Learning

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  2. This is so cute! I love the pearly paint effect.


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