Mixed Media Seahorse Art Project for Kids

Art Project for Kids- Seashore Drawing PaintA new art project for kids by art teacher, Kathy Barbro.

Kinders in my district learn about “amazing animals” around this time of year.That’s the perfect time for a seahorse watercolor resist project. A reading of the “Mister Seahorse” book by Eric Carle will show all the amazing ways fish take care of their young, and a direct draw seahorse with crayons and watercolor will show off all they have learned.

1. Students draw their seahorses as shown on the diagram.

2. The art is traced with a marker.

3. The seahorse is colored heavily with crayons.

4. White crayon is used to make waves and bubbles.

5. The paper is covered with blue watercolor paint.


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Kathy Barbro earned her B.F.A. at Minneapolis College of Arts & Design, enjoying a 20-year career in graphic design. When her son entered kindergarten, her career path took a turn. The local elementary school had no art program and that was all the inspiration she needed. Kathy served as a volunteer art docent for several years, later becoming the school’s Professional Expert in Visual Arts. She teaches twenty K-5 classes weekly and conducts an after-school Art Enrichment program. Kathy pooled her talents to share her curriculum via the blogosphere. With 500 classroom-tested art projects posted, her Art Projects For Kids www.artprojectsforkids.org is a favored source of art lesson plans among teachers, home schoolers and parents.