Make an underwater picture with a watery appearance using cling film, stencils and paints. A watery background is first created by mixing PVA glue and paint. The wet squidgy mixture is then overlaid with cling film and squeezed to form a shiny rippled texture effect. Objects to go into the scene such as fish, plants and coral are drawn onto card and cut out to create stencils. They are put in position on the background and stencilled on using thick paint and a brush. Once removed, the stencilled images combine to create an underwater scene on a realistic looking underwater background.

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After watching this clip, children could create a seaside scene combining watery and sandy textures. They could create a fish bowl design and fill it with their favourite fish. Encourage them to experiment with pouring water effects using this method.