Continuing on with our summer Sea Craft series, we just whipped up this awesome Stingray character! Again, the supplies are super simple, using items you probably already have around the house. So gather up your supplies and recreate your own version of this Stingray Printable Sea Craft.
To recreate this Stingray Printable Sea Craft, you’ll need to gather up a few basic supplies first:
And if you want to put your new friend on a watercolor background, you’ll need:
After gathering up all of your supplies, find the template at the bottom of this post. Download, print and cut it out.
Using a glue stick or white glue, begin gluing together your stingray pieces.
To create the “shine” look and give him more life, cut out small piece of white paper and glue them to the edges of your stingray.
After adding in the final details, your stingray is done!
However, if you want to add your stingray to a watercolor background then keep reading!
If you made any of the other sea creatures, you already know how to make the watercolor background. If not, keep reading!
Watercolor Background Instructions
Before you start, grab a vinyl tablecloth to lay down or some newspaper. Something that will make cleanup easier for you. Next, grab some blue shades of watercolor paints. If you want, you can also add in greens, yellows, or any other colors you want.
Using your paintbrush, coat the paper in water until it’s dampened but not soaked. Add the watercolor paint to your paper and cover the paper in your blues and/or additional colors. Keep going until you’re happy with how it looks.
When you’re done painting, but before it’s dry, grab your salt and sprinkle a few pinches of it across the wet paint. It’s extremely important to do this while the paint is wet, otherwise the salt will not stick and it won’t work. Adding the salt to your painting is optional, but it will cause the paint to separate and give the paint a more “explosive” looking effect.
Finally, allow the paper to dry completely. This will take quite a while as your paper will be pretty wet.
Once it’s dry, add on your Hammerhead Shark friend. And if you want, grab the bubbles and starfish printables to add those characters to your masterpiece as well! You can find those at the bottom of the Swordfish printable craft we shared earlier this week.
Ready to get started on your own Stingray? Click the button below to grab the free printable Stingray template.
And don’t forget to grab the rest of the Sea Craft printable templates! Click the photo below to see all of them.