Summer is finally on its way! The sunshine has been out and my daughter wanted to do a summer themed activity this weekend. One of her favourite craft themes is the Ocean so she opted to make a paper plate porthole. Paper plate portholes are a lovely simple craft which look really effective, and can be adapted to make with a wide age range of children.
To make your paper plate porthole you will need – 2 paper plates, paint, glue, coloured paper and pens.
Begin by cutting out the centre of one of your paper plates.
Next paint the other (complete) paper plate blue – this will be your ocean water.
Now paint the back of the other plate (with the centre cut out). You can choose whichever colours you like. My daughter chose purple with gold and silver spots!
Pop the plates to one side to dry. Make your ocean creatures using paper and pens. We made fish, an octopus and seaweed.
When your plates are dry, glue down your ocean creatures where you would like them on the blue plate! You can add other features like air bubbles with a pen.
Finally stick down your top plate to finish off your porthole.
My daughter loved making her paper plate porthole! You can add whatever you like to your ocean scene – my little boy loves adding sharks to his ocean!
Have a wonderful Sunday everyone!