Monday Madness: Oceans of Fun
Craft: Ocean Animal Scratch Art
From Oriental Trading
Craft: 3D Ocean
- Fold paper in half. Draw squiggly lines.
- Cut along squiggly lines.
- Attach foam/felt sea animal stickers or draw your own on paper and cut them out.
Use watered down tempera.
- Start by painting a half circle on the piece of paper using one color. Make sure it’s pretty drippy.
- Put paintbrush in water and add more water to the bottom half of the half circle.
- Pick up paper and tap on table until paint starts to run down, creating tentacles.
- Repeat 1-3 with another color as many times as wanted.
Craft: Socktopus (http://childhoodlist.blogspot.com/2012/02/96-no-sew-socktopus.html)
- Tie off toe.
- Stuff sock with enough polyfil to make a nice ball.
- Tie a knot under the ball.
- Cut strips into toe of sock for hair and into leg of sock for tentacles.
- Glue felt ovals on for eyes. Use sharpie for pupil or cut small ovals out of felt)
Attendance: 38, 10
This was a super fun program. Unfortunately we did not have enough activities to fill the whole hour and some of the boys got rather rambunctious! The Socktopus took a lot of staff and volunteer time during the program. We used sharp sewing scissors and only let our teen volunteers or a staff member use them (to prevent bloodshed!) At our second program, we pulled out an iPad and showed a couple ocean related videos from Tumblebooks. The kids were fascinated by the one about the octopus and how it could fit in such small spaces. Definitely a fun program to do, but needs a little tweaking to keep the kids busy the full hour.