World Oceans Day 6/8 – The Pencil Grip, Inc.

World Oceans Day 6/8

World Oceans Day 6/8

World Oceans Day is an international day celebrated each year on June 8th! This special day allows individuals to appreciate, care for, and protect our oceans. The ocean provides us with resources such as oxygen, food sources, and medicines!
Show your love for the ocean by crafting your favorite parts of the ocean and sea creatures! 
Kwik Stix are tempera paint sticks that are mess free! They dry in just 90 seconds and do not require paint brushes or a water cup! Kwik Stix come in classic colors, pastels, metalix, neons, earth tones, and global skin tones!
Magic Stix are vibrant colored, triangular markers that promote grip. Magic Stix are guaranteed to last 7 days without the cap! They will also not roll off the table or desk!
Wonder Stix are washable, odorless, dust free and cap free! They work on wood, cardboard, whiteboards, paper, glass, windows and more.

Cardboard Ocean Box

Materials Needed: paper, Kwik Stix, shell, glue, scissors, and sail boat cut out

  1. Cut strips of paper with rounded edges
  2. Paint some pieces in blue and some in brown and yellow
  3. Fold your cardboard box in half
  4. Glue each paper strip onto the cardboard
  5. Glue seashells onto the sand side
  6. Paint your sail boat cut out with Kwik Stix and glue onto the water

Check out this craft on Instagram @bubba.and.mama

Wooden Dolphin

Materials Needed: wooden dolphin, Kwik Stix, tissue paper, glue, and scissors

  1. Paint your wooden dolphin with Kwik Stix
  2. Cut up your tissue paper into small square pieces
  3. Glue onto the dolphin 
  4. Display for World Oceans Day!

Check out this craft on Instagram @playingcreatingeducating

Shark Craft

Materials Needed: soup container, hot glue gun, scissor, pipe cleaners, Kwik Stix, and paper

  1. Cut the shape of a sharks head out of your piece of paper
  2. Cut a hole in the lid of the soup container
  3. Paint the sharks head with Kwik Stix
  4. Cut out the teeth forming a hole in the sharks mouth
  5. Using your hot glue gun, glue the sharks mouth to the top of soup container lid
  6. Make sure you line both openings up so you can insert fish into the sharks mouth
  7. Cut your pipe cleaners into quarter pieces
  8. Twist both ends of pipe cleaners together to make little fish
  9. Feed the little fish to the shark and have fun!

Check out this craft on Instagram @littleslearnandplay

Sea Creatures

Materials Needed: paper, glue, scissors, Kwik Stix, cheerios, and a black marker

  1. Begin by painting Kwik Stix onto your hand, don't worry they are mess free and washable!
  2. After the palm of your hand is covered in paint, stamp it on a piece of paper
  3. Follow this step for your other hand
  4. When you stamp your other hand onto paper be sure to make each end of your palms touching
  5. Wash your hand with soap and water
  6. Let dry for JUST 90 seconds!
  7. Once the paint is dry, cut around the hand marks and draw a face onto your crab!
  8. To make the starfish, trace a starfish shape on your paper
  9. Cut out, following your line
  10. Glue on Cheerios or your favorite cereal for more definition!

Check out this craft on Instagram @messyhands_lessonplans

Little Crabs

Materials Needed: sensory tray, sand, blue rice, shells, blue marbles, cardboard or construction paper, empty toilet paper holder, glue, and Kwik Stix

  1. Begin by painting your empty toilet paper holder with Kwik Stix
  2. Cut six strips of cardboard or construction paper for each crab
  3. Paint each strip with Kwik Stix and then fold like an accordion
  4. Cut two thin strips for the arms and two mini strips for the eyes
  5. Paint with Kwik Stix and glue onto the toilet paper roll
  6. Add eyes 
  7. Glue on all pieces to the toilet paper roll to form your little crab
  8. Pour blue rice and sand into a sensory tray
  9. Add shells and marbles along with your crab
  10. Have fun! 

Check out this craft on Instagram @keepme_busy