Seahorse Art

I am always amazed how Eric Carle is able to tell a story as well as inform young readers.  Mister Seahorse is yet another example of this.  

After learning that many fish fathers take care of the eggs until they hatch, we created seahorses inspired by Eric Carle's artwork.

First, we used transparencies and a green permanent marker to draw our seaweed.  I told them to draw 4 to 5 "stems." Afterwards, I showed them how to draw the leaves. I asked them to try to overlap some leaves.

Then, we used tissue paper to a cover our seahorse. Need a seahorse? Look here.

Finally, we placed the seahorse under the transparency to camouflage it just like it the book.

My kids are absolutely loving learning about sea animals. Perhaps, it has to do with the fact that we are also doing lots of art projects to go along with this unit.  :)

Happy Learning and Teaching,


  1. It's been pinned! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These are gorgeous and just today I was planning 6 different mini art projects for sea animals and I had the seahorse as a tissue paper art. WoW! Thanks for posting these and now I have an outline. Perfect!

  3. Super cute! I bet the kids had a lot of fun making these!!
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

  4. Oh my goodness! I love this! I just finished my Ocean's Unit, but I might have to add this in real quick! I love it!

    Lohren Nolan


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