Tuesday, March 8, 2011

stART - One Lonely Sea Horse

A Story + Art = a great stART!!!
This week we read One Lonely Sea Horse by Joost Elffers and Saxton Freymann. We love this book... the story itself is simple... the lonely sea horse finds out they are not alone... but the pictures in this book are amazing!!! All of the sea creatures and and sea life are food (Mushrooms, bananas, peppers, potatoes, etc.) I knew from the time I first read the book that a fun project would be to "recreate" a scene ... here's the thing though... A- food, especially some of the exotic stuff...is expensive... B- although very pretty...might not be a lot of fun for the kids to "create"... SO...

Our project this week (and my scaled down) interpretation of this book is the Carrot Fish... Oh yes... the carrot fish.... I sliced a carrot...had the girls layer them (for scales) on wax paper...and then we added a dried bean for the eye...

I outlined a fish (well...it sort of looked like a fish)... and let the girls get to work...
Ryleigh...almost done with the layers... she stuck with it until it was done (it didn't take too terribly long)...
The girls' finished fish...
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10 comments:

Lindsay said...

Cute!!

RedTedArt said...

Oh the book sounds fun and so creative!! And what a great idea to be inspired by veg and make the carrot scales! Very good fun! Bet the kids loved it!

Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!! Always appreciate you stopping by!

Maggy

Beth- the mama bee said...

We love that book too. I used it a few weeks ago, but haven't loaded up any pictures from it. I'll have to get on it. Cute craft/snack idea.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Very creative connection to the illustrations!

Michelle said...

We LOVE that book! How fun to do a 'food' craft with it!

Discovering Montessori said...

Very creative! Thank you for sharing.

The Princess and the Tot said...

I have never seen this book, but now I'm going to search for it!

phasejumper said...

Fun food!

Michelle said...

What a great project to go with that book! I have never seen it before, I will have to check it out. We love books with really unique or interesting illustrations.

Thank you for linking up to stART!!

Briana said...

I can't wait to try your project with my kids, great idea!
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