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Clothespin Ocean

  • Motor Practice
  • Spelling
  • Grades 4-5
  • Kindergarten
  • Grades 1-3

Dive deep into this clothespin craft and learning about the letter ‘O!’ 

Materials



Clothespin (1 Per Ocean)
Craft Foam (Light and Dark Blue)
Acrylic Paint (White)
Paintbrushes

Scissors

Pen/Pencil

Glue or *Hot Glue* Adult Supervision Required

Instructions



Step  1.

Trace and cut an ocean wave out of light blue foam or construction paper.  

Step  1.

Trace and cut an ocean wave out of light blue foam or construction paper.  

Step  2.

Place your light blue wave on top of some dark blue foam. Trace out some smaller waves in between your light blue ones.

Step  2.

Place your light blue wave on top of some dark blue foam. Trace out some smaller waves in between your light blue ones.

Step  3.

Glue the light blue wave to the bottom wooden part of your clothespin. Make sure to only line glue on the bottom half, so the top half can still open!

Step  3.

Glue the light blue wave to the bottom wooden part of your clothespin. Make sure to only line glue on the bottom half, so the top half can still open!

Step  4.

Glue the dark blue wave to the outside, top half of the clothespin, so it peeks out between the light blue wave.

Step  4.

Glue the dark blue wave to the outside, top half of the clothespin, so it peeks out between the light blue wave.

Step  5.

Paint white caps onto your waves!

Step  5.

Paint white caps onto your waves!

Step  6.

Pinch your clothespin open and closed to watch the motion of the ocean!

Step  6.

Pinch your clothespin open and closed to watch the motion of the ocean!

Make some waves with an ocean clothespin craft!

  • Dive In: The vowel ‘O’ makes a different sound when there are two next to each other, like in the words, “look” or “book.” As a class, make a list of words with double O’s and sound them out together.
  • Splashing Sensory Detail: The ocean is filled with all kinds of textures, and so should your craft! Accessorize with shells, sand, and other craft materials to add details throughout your ocean.

The ocean is an amazing part of our Earth — making up 70 percent of its surface! Talk to your students about our oceans’ creatures, natural phenomenon, and the impact of keeping them clean — start at National Geographic Kids for facts and pictures!