- Seahorse pattern HERE
- shaving cream
- acrylic paint
(variety of colors)
- container for mixing the shaving cream and paint (must be large enough to press the sea horse into)
- hole punch
2. Squirt some shaving cream into your container, enough to fill the bottom of your container. I used a spoon to flatten it down. Then simply add some lines of acrylic paint on top of the shaving cream and then use a toothpick or end of spoon to swirl the colors around. This is what mine looked like after swirling. I didn’t take tons of pictures of the process so you can also read the tutorial on Little Wonders Day if you are confused.
3. Press your seahorse down into the paint, making sure every part is touching. After leaving it there for a several seconds, lift it out carefully. This is what my son’s seahorse looked like after taking it out of the paint.
4. Let it dry for a couple minutes and then squeegee
the excess shaving cream and paint off of the seahorse. When you are done, it amazingly looks like this:
5. Let it dry completely. I used a black marker to draw the fin back on it. I couldn’t see the lines anymore through the paint, so I just had to wing it.
6. Use your hole punch to punch holes around the seahorse’s head to add his hair. The pattern has pre-made places to punch the holes but you might not be able to see them after painting, so I just put the holes wherever I wanted. Cut some pieces of yarn for your child to pull through the holes and tie a knot. If the yarn pieces are uneven you can trim them to make them even after your child is finished tying the knots.
7. After his hair is attached glue on a wiggly eye to complete your seahorse.