Then, we made the shape of our seahorse. For older kids they would be able to better make a seahorse shape, but I helped Little J to make his 🙂 Ideally, it should resemble Mister Seahorse, but no worries if it doesn’t, I’m sure it’s totally beautiful anyway it looks.
Then, once the shape was cut out, I used a drinking straw to cut out a hole in the top of the seahorse where it would hang from once dry.
Then, we placed the clay Mister Seahorse onto a greased baking sheet and into the oven to bake. (The baking instructions are listed on the play clay recipe page)
Once the seahorses were dry, out of the oven, and cooled, it was time to decorate! We wanted them to look like the gorgeous illustrations in the Mister Seahorse book. Using glue and colored sand we were able to achieve a similar look.