Ocean animals are always a summer favorite theme. We love having different activities with them.
And sea turtles happen to be my youngest favorite ocean animal. They are so much fun to watch them swim. Sea turtles are always loads of fun to learn about.
This is a simple way to make an ocean painting for kids of all ages and one of our favorite ways to paint!
The sea turtle painting is a great addition to the ocean activities on the site.
There are several sea turtle books that we love. They are Sea Turtles by Gail Gibbons, Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles, and National Geographic Readers: Sea Turtles.
We always try and pick a book to go with our activities. It makes it mean so much more when we do this. We love the Gail Gibbons books. So if you had to pick one go with it!
What you need for this activity Swimming Turtles Cookie Cutter Painting
- sea turtle cookie cutter
- watercolor paper
- green glitter paint or green paint
- brown paint
- paint tray
- large paint brush
How we made our Swimming Turtle Painting
First, we started by painting the whole paper lightly with water. We used large brushes to do this. It helps the watercolor paint spread easier.
Then we used watercolor and painting the whole background blue. I like using watercolors for the background because it dries faster than paint.
After we had as many turtles are we wanted on the paper we painting the shell using brown paint and q-tips.
Here is a look at the finished turtle paintings
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Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com