One of the first crafts we created for our ocean bulletin board were these paper plate shells. They are super simple to create and provide the students with an opportunity to practise their fine motor skills.
To make these shells the students first cut the 'v' shape from the bottom of the paper plate (you may like to pre-cut the paper plates to save time). We then painted the plates with edicol dye and left them to dry. A good effect (that we didn't have time to use) is to sprinkle rock salt on top of the edicol dye while it is still wet and observe the dye being 'drawn' into the salt. When the dye is dry brush the salt off, and punch 5 holes into the top and bottom ready for the students to weave.
The shells were then placed around the bottom of our under the sea bulletin board. Keep an eye out for future blogs of the under the sea crafts we made to add to the board.
Remember keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan!
Top Teacher xx