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Coral Reef - Project #213

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

9x12" Tagboard in bright colors
9x12" Construction Paper in blue and black
Scratch-Art 3D-O's Foam Buttons
Colored Pencils or Black Markers
Glue Sticks
Pictures of coral reefs & fish for reference
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  • Step 1
    Start with one sheet each of blue and black construction paper, size 9x12". Cut the black construction paper in half to 9x6".
  • Step 2
    Cut an abstract rock background for your reef. It can have either a vertical or a horizontal edge.
  • Step 3
    Using a glue stick, glue the background rock to the blue construction paper. You can place it on the side or bottom edge.
  • Step 4
    Cut 5 different colors of 9x12" Pacon Super Bright Tagboard in quarters. Each project will use one quarter of each color.
  • Step 5
    Fold each portion of tagboard into quarters. Draw 3 sections of coral and 1 section of fish with colored pencils. Black markers can be used instead of colored pencils if desired.
  • Step 6
    Cut out the coral and fish.
  • Step 7
    Apply 3D-O’s to several of the fish to make them "pop" off the page and look like they are swimming.
  • Step 8
    Glue the coral to the background rock and the fish to the blue background paper.

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