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Make Sparkly Seahorses


Create your own sparkly seahorse inspired by the book the Secret Seahorse. Experiment with bright colors and quirky beads for a unique under-the-sea ornament!

What to Find

  • Brightly colored felt

  • ​8" wool or ribbon

  • Sequins and buttons

  • ​Tracing paper or vellum

  • ​Scissors

  • Pins and glue

What to do

Step 1 - Download the seahorse outline and trace onto the tracing paper.

Step 2 - Adult helper job: Pin the paper onto the felt and cut through both layers along the outline. Unpin and repeat with a different color if you’d like!

Step 3 - Glue the two seahorses together, first placing the ends of the ribbon in between the layers at the top of the seahorse. Tip: For fine motor practice, sew the seahorses together instead. Punch evenly spaced holes around the edges and sew together with lacing thread.

Step 4 - Decorate both sides with sequins and buttons, and hang it up once the glue has dried!

Download the Activity

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Inspired by:

Secret Seahorse

Explore the coral reef in this hide-and-seek adventure! Follow an elusive seahorse as he swims through different underwater environments, meeting a colorful kaleidoscope of sea creatures — including sea anemones, crabs, starfish, eels and octopuses — along the way.

The seek-and-find theme featured throughout invites the reader to hunt the seahorse on every page, encouraging interaction with the text and illustrations. The paperback edition contains five pages of educational information, including facts about the coral reef, sea creatures and the lifecycle of seahorses. Written by Stella Blackstone Illustrated by Clare Beaton