These starfish are a blast to make and they turn out very colorful and full of texture. You could expand make Starfish crayon rubbings as well.
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Art Project Tutorial:
Cut a small piece of sandpaper for each child and instruct them to color it in with various colors of oil pastels
Encourage children to use complimentary colors to really pop! Creating a border like in the photo will have a great effect on the edges of the starfish.
Draw a starfish shape on the back of the sandpaper and cut it out. Older children can do this themselves while younger children may need assistance.
You can cut bubbles or other shapes from your remaining paper and glue to a sheet of black construction paper. Cut out a white paper to add a poem.
Use the space to write all about Starfish, or even a little poem. We used ours to think of an adjective for each letter in the word Starfish.