Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sea Urchin Craft Activity

Sea Urchins are ocean animals that do not have a backbone (invertebrates).

  • small styrofoam ball
  • paint & paint brush (optional)
  • toothpicks/colored party picks

  • Paint the styrofoam ball, if desired.
  • Paint toothpicks, if desired or use colored party picks.
  • Push toothpicks/ party picks into the strofoam ball.
  • You now have a model of an underwater sea animal!
  • Read about this amazing animal!

If you prefer you could use a small amount of clay or silly puddy instead of the small styrofoam ball.

Here is a selection of books that the students might enjoy reading.

Sea Stars, Sea Urchins, and Allies: Echinoderms of Florida and the Caribbean     Sea Urchins (Ocean Life)    Sea Urchins (Blastoff! Readers: Oceans Alive)

Sea Urchins (Under the Sea (Capstone Library))   Sea Urchins (Creatures of the Sea)   Poke!: The Sea Urchin and Other Animals With Spikes (Armed and Dangerous)



  1. This is great! Thanks!! http://www.doulaville.com/blog.html

  2. I love your sea urchin! It really looks the part and shows that the can be prickly too!! Perfect!

    Thank you for joining in with Kids Get Crafty:-)


  3. What a cute craft. We'll definitely be doing this one when we get to studying ocean animals.

  4. Oh I love this!! Cute AND easy. Great hand-eye coordination, too. I'd love to have you come link your post to my Pinterest Tuesday link up!! http://ourcountryroad.blogspot.com/2011/08/pinterest-tuesday-week-one.html

  5. How fun and simple too. Thanks for sharing.



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