Our Ocean Wall

1281_470714953010362_1184719576_nAfter a week of a blank chalkboard wall, tic-tac-toe, and random graffiti, we finally decided it was time for a new mural.  I had thought a camping scene was a good idea for summer, but it was voted down.  J and Z had been learning about  coral reefs and ocean life in their summer school science lessons, so they wanted an under water scene.

I knew this was going to be a big project so we enlisted some friends to help.  This is K, a friend from our homeschool support group.  She did an awesome job on the plants, coral, purple fish, and pink dolphin.

1011176_476918369056687_698134235_nI attempted a scuba diver.  I truly appreciate working with chalk.  It is so forgiving.  A mistake is easily wiped off or blended in.

1010027_476918302390027_811467400_nZ stayed busy on the floor with rocks, more plants, more fish and a very cute crab.

1012663_476918332390024_590819264_n1012129_476918232390034_2045045026_nWe added a shark for a bit of danger.

1010753_476918285723362_1761359108_nJ wore his arm out coloring water.  He colored some on the jelly fish, too.

983978_476918195723371_555380404_n971462_476918175723373_921356429_n1016628_476918319056692_2054397556_nA sea turtle, and clown fish were added.

954748_476918219056702_1472711043_nNow presenting our completed Ocean Wall!  It turned out to be one of our favorite murals yet.

1000884_476918252390032_208790226_nFor more about our chalk board wall click here  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/one-of-our-favorite-things-the-wall/ ,  here  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/01/oops-i-forgot/,  here  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/21/the-old-has-gone/ , and here  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/04/19/942/

For another post about our coral reef study click here  http://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/06/11/reef/

betty jo

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21 thoughts on “Our Ocean Wall

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Not so much talent as Draw Write Now books from the library and an eraser! It’s fun to try, though, and I think we are getting better.

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    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Thank you for the kind words! You wouldn’t have thought “gorgeous” had you seen the chalk dust mess and stained trim that we had in the kitchen most of the week.

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      1. Betty Jo Post author

        Well, it is a great response, thank you. The project was actually one of the easier ones. Or maybe we are just getting a little better with each mural.

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