- Gather your materials. You will need 1-2 full size pieces of construction paper ( two if you want to mount the finished seahorse on some paper), water colors, paintbrush, some water, glue, sparkles, scissors, a googley eye and some scrap paper.
- Start by drawing an S on your paper, I used the seahorse on “Mister Seahorse” below as a guide, but a regular upper case S would do the trick.
- Hand the letter over to your child to paint with water colors.
- While they paint cut the scrap paper into little fin shapes, we did some triangle and some trapezoids.
- Set the S aside to dry and hand your child some glitter to use on the shapes. Let dry
- Glue the googley eye on .
- Glue the shapes onto the S
- When everything is dry cut the S out and glue onto a 2nd piece of construction paper.
“Mister Seahorse” by Eric Carle is a story about the more involved fish fathers in the sea. Mister seahorse isn’t the only fish that takes care of his eggs until they hatch , in the book we meet other dads that do too. I didn’t realize how many people don’t like this book until I read some reviews on amazon when ordering the book a few months ago. Many parents are off put by the father fish who announces he is “babysitting” his own baby fish. It never really bugged me even though when a parent says that in real life it irks me. All the positive daddy fish outweighs that one comment for me.
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We borrowed this book from the library a couple of weeks ago. It never would have occurred to me that someone wouldn’t like this book – the “babysitting” comment in the book didn’t even register with me. I just thought it was a great example of how well daddies can take care of their babies too.
Amber, That's Me! says
Like SkylarKD, I didn’t even notice the babysitting comment when we checked it out of the library a couple of weeks ago. This will be fun since we just went to the beach.
I love, love, love the seahorse. My daughter has two frames in the kitchen that we rotate her art in and out of. I am going to have to let her make this for summer. It will be so cute in the kitchen!
Letters,Numbers and Books says
very cute Ss craft and something different too!
Nick and Erika says
Thank you so much for the idea! My son loved it!!
Glad it’s a hit, sometimes when I imagine things in my head they don’t turn out, this one did and I was pretty excited to post it.
Rebecca @bitofmomsense says
Love the idea for the letters! I’ll have to remember this for our next themed activity…Thank you so much! Great blog
I love that your son is nearly always in his pj’s while he is crafting away. Just shows all us moms that we need to worry less about what our kids look like and more about what they are learning!! Great job as always!
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Thanks for your great ideas!
Love this seahorse!
I love all your craft ideas! I will try some with my boys for sure. Thanks!
Andersons Mommy says
Glue the shapes on his back BEFORE cutting out the seahorse? I wasnt sure if it was meant like that, but isnt it tough to manuever around all those shapes while cutting?
Sorry for the lack of apostrophes! The key on my computer is missing to a certain 1yo 😉
I think we did it that way because I was thinking I was going to not cut the horse out but the photos were too washed out…I’d cut horse out first then glue to backing then add the triangles. My son didn’t sleep much til he was 4, so I was running on empty 😉