Mark Making Under The Sea Collage

Create this colourful eye-catching collage canvas and experiment with different ways of Mark Making. This activity is extremely important in children’s early years, as it supports various aspects of learning and promotes the development of skills such as self expression, imagination and story-telling.

Mark Making Under The Sea Collage

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed

Time to Make

30 minutes + drying time

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. To make the sea you will need roughly three sheets of the blue design, for one of the techniques we used bubble wrap painting to print light blue onto a darker background, we scraped waves into another using the end of a paintbrush and then we printed using a piece of cardboard made into a triangle onto the other.
  2. For the green seaweed you will need two different techniques, we used a paintbrush to paint circles on one and used a sheet of tissue to leave a pattern on another.
  3. For the large fish we painted a sheet of paper yellow and then screwed up a piece of paper and used it to dip in the red and print.
  4. For the smaller fish we used cardboard to make patterns.
  5. Once these are all dry use the templates to cut out the pieces.
  6. Stick on the pieces onto the canvas using super tacky glue.
Mark Making Under The Sea Collage Mark Making Under The Sea Collage Mark Making Under The Sea Collage

Top Tip

When cutting out the template pieces put a number on the back so that you know where they will go when placing them back together like a jigsaw puzzle.



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