Summer is the perfect season for creating ocean-themed art. In this post, learn how to make easy Starfish Texture Art with kids.
How to Make Starfish Texture Art
This simple papercraft is the ultimate boredom buster. Kids get a kick out of experimenting with textures and colors while creating a life-like 3D starfish.
To Make This Starfish Craft You Will Need
Directions for Starfish Craft
Print the starfish template on white cardstock, then invite kids to make crayon rubbings of interesting textures over the starfish. This art technique is called frottage.
Some of the textures my kids used were:
- LEGO base plates
- terrarium lids
- window screens
- brick wall
My kids enjoyed experimenting with mixing colors and textures.
When kids are finished rubbing textures, invite them to cut out all the starfish.
Fold each leg of the starfish to create a unique 3D effect.
Cut seaweed from the green paper and sand from the cream-colored construction paper. Glue them together to make an underwater ocean scene.
Last, glue the starfish to the ocean scene.
Hang and enjoy!
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