Whilst on holiday at the beach, we used this amazing book, “Make, Build, Create”by Paula Briggs (ISBN 9781910433706) to create some sea themed art.
Our first project was a sunken pirate ship. To start, we gave the boys £5 each and off we went to the local charity shops to buy ‘treasure’. We came back with quite a range.
Next we drew out the sections of a boat and cut them out of foam print board. We fixed them together to make a boat shape using packing tape.
The boys played with the moulds and treasure quite a bit before we added the plaster.
Finally we took the boats down to the beach for the next stage. We laid the treasure in the boat mould and fixed in a wooden sewer and homemade fabric flag. We then mixed the plaster according to the instructions on the packet and poured it into the mould.
The boats set whilst we played a game of catch on the beach (in dense fog)!
Then we uncased them to reveal our treasure ships! A few pirate figures and we were away!