Teaching your little one about fishes and other aquatic animals? Don’t miss out on eel!
Here’s a fun and interesting eel craft for you to get your toddler started on, with some cool facts towards the end to help make it an even more educative experience.
So what are you waiting for? Time to get started momma!
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Supplies Needed For This Eel Craft
- Colored Stock Card
- Black Marker Pen
- Iodised salt
- Watercolor Paints
How To Create This Eel Paper Craft
Download and print out the eel craft template.
Cut out and set aside the piece of your eel tamplate. Glue the pieces together using a glue stick or white school glue.
Cut small bits of white paper and add to the edges of your eel to create “shine” and give it more life.
Your eel craft is done unless you would like to create the watercolor background.
You could also glue this ocean creature to construction paper or print of white paper and color it in and repeat the steps above.
How To Create An Ocean Watercolor Background
Begin by finding a piece of white paper. Add water to the paper followed by the different watercolor paints you wish to use. You can also use iodised salt to create a more watery look.
Once the watercolor background is dry, you can glue your eel to the background to complete your eel craft.
You may choose to create once great big background or display board for the classroom and that could be painted by the whole class. Enjoy!
Start by downloading the free Eel Template here. And now for the fun eel facts that you can introduce your little one to while he’s working on the project.
- Eels have a narrow and long body, like a snake. They do have fins, but fewer in number.
- They are usually found in the ocean, but in the shallow parts.
- Most eels have very sharp teeth.
- Most eels hide in caves and holes in rocks to wait for their prey.
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Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.