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A plate of seaweed

A plate of seaweed

We took it easy this week and went with a simple yet effective project! 

We are into our third ocean-themed segment and for this segment, we wanted to focus on something that was calm, relaxing and simple. Considering the fact that, for the past few weeks, we focused on animal-based projects, this week we figured we should go with something different. Something less popular, something like SEAWEED!    

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Because of the simplicity of seaweed, no crazy simultaneous equations were needed in order to figure out the execution and overall look of this project. We just needed a brightly colored piece of material and some simple cutting and writing tools and in a couple of minutes, we were serving up a plate of seaweed! We were pleased with the outcome of this little project and even more pleased to see how our students reacted to it. They knew exactly what it was and even asked if they could eat it and of course, we obliged! Students can be the cutest!  This seaweed art project also inspired us to come up with some complementary activities for our other curriculum categories and of course, we can't wait to share those with you!


Take a look!

So if you are looking for a simple seaweed arts and crafts project, then feel free to watch our video. You will see how easy this was to craft up and see how we tied in a little word-play action as well! We are confident that this seaweed can be made in under fifteen minutes. Who doesn't like a quick arts and crafts project! 

Snack on Some Seaweed,

Tiva & Randa

Cool as a cucumber

Cool as a cucumber

Scarf'n around

Scarf'n around