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Under the Sea Clay Pot




Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Age Range: 6 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Moderate

Appropriate for:
Gifts, Every Day and Rainy Day Activities

Supports Subject Area(s) of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project;
1 hour, plus lots of drying time for paint and glue



By Beth Watson

Materials Needed:

  • Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue – Yellow, Blue, Red, Green, Purple and Pink
  • Elmer’s® Classic Glitter Glue Pens – Red, Green, Silver and Gold
  • Elmer’s® Glue-All®
  • 4” Clay Pot;  teal or blue and white acrylic paint; Mini Wiggle Eyes; Sea Creature Template


  • Craft Mat; Paint Brush; Paper Plate to use as a Palette; Paper Towels; Water Basin, Clear Page Protector; Paper; Pencil; Tweezers (optional)

Pattern:(right click here and choose "Save As" to download to your system)

STEP 1:  Base coat outside of clay pot with teal or blue paint, let dry.  Apply a second coat, if necessary.

STEP 2:  Turn pot upside down on non-stick craft sheet and apply dollops of Green and Pink Classic Glitter Glue around bottom edge of pot.  Allow the Glitter Glue to drip down the sides of the pot.  Experiment with quantities of Glitter Glue and layering to create deeper colors.  Allow to dry several hours or overnight.

STEP 3:  Place Sea Creature template under clear page protector and draw shapes with different colors of Classic Glitter Glue and Glitter Glue Pens.  Allow to dry several hours or overnight.  (You can also find sea creature pictures from a coloring book or just free hand one of your own).

STEP 4:  Peal Sea Creature shapes off non-stick craft sheet and turn over.  Paint backside of each shape with white paint, let dry.  NOTE:  This will make the Glitter Glue colors “pop” against the background.

STEP 5:  Turn pot right side up and attach Sea Creatures with glue, let dry.  Apply “air bubbles” with Silver Glitter Glue Pen, let dry.  On a paper plate mix one part white glue and one part water to create a sealing topcoat for the pot.  Apply to pot with a paint brush, let dry.  NOTE:  This will seal the pot, so it can be used outside.

STEP 6:  Once topcoat is dry, attach mini wiggle eyes to larger sea creatures with glue, let dry.

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