U is for Urchin Zoo Craft

Here’s a quick & easy sea urchin zoo craft that will for sure thrill your little kids. Use everyday items to make this fun craft! You can use it for your next zoo theme or even learning about the ocean! 

We’re wrapping up A to Zoo Animals this week with this awesome U is for Urchin Zoo Craft. Sometimes when we’re working on a particular topic we come up with a really fun idea and we just have to try it.

collage of sea urchin craft images with text: Quick & Easy Sea Urchin Craft IdeaYep! This one’s not in the teacher guide, but I thought that we’d share it anyhow. Who knows! Maybe it’ll inspire you. 

Urchin begins with the letter U. Sea urchins live in the ocean and can be over 200 years old! They are sphere-shaped creatures with sharp spines. 

Seriously, y’all! This was so quick & easy. Paper, toothpicks, and paint! 

purple toothpick glued to cardstock
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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

pink, blue, and purple painted toothpicks glued on cardstock
Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler gluing pink toothpick to cardstock
U is for Urchin Zoo Craft

What you’ll need

  • Paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint
  • Paper Plate

cardstock with colored toothpicks
Here’s how to do it

  • Choose a few different colors of paint and pour some of each color on the paper plate. 
  • Encourage your little kids to roll the toothpicks around and both use them to stamp as well as glue them on their project. 
  • You could find a picture of a sea urchin in a book or online for your preschoolers to use as inspiration. 

painted toothpicks glued to cardstock to make sea urchin craft
Like I said, this craft was so quick & easy and it’s great for either preschool homeschool or even a preschool classroom. 

preschool gluing purple toothpick to cardstock to make sea urchin craft
And I’m for sure loving the finished project. The little guy worked really hard to make his own sea urchin. And the pink, purple, and blue are all kinds of awesome! 

preschooler gluing blue toothpick to sea urchin craft
This U is for urchin zoo craft was definitely great for fine motor skills too. After all, toothpicks are skinny, which sometimes makes them tricky to manipulate. 

preschooler gluing purple toothpick to cardstock
Make sure to add this awesome craft to your next zoo or ocean theme! You and your little kids will be so glad that you did! 

preschooler holding toothpick while making sea urchin zoo craft
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Art Studio theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

Looking for more insight & inspiration? Here are the top 10 most popular posts from The Keeper of the Memories. You’re definitely not going to want to miss these!

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U is for Urchin Craft

MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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collage of sea urchin craft images with text: U is for Urchin Sea Urchin Zoo Craft Idea

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