Create a Coral Reef
What You'll Need

If you don't have one of the materials, think if you can find something else that is a similar shape. Let your imagination and creativity run wild!
 
For the Diorama Box
  • cardboard box, approximately 2 feet x 1 foot

  • blue tissue paper or blue construction paper (or even newspaper painted blue)

  • clear tape

  • a few pieces of sandpaper OR paper, sand, and glue

  • scissors
What You'll Need

For the Brain Coral
  • bag of "radiatore" pasta; it has a ruffled, ridged shape

  • ball of modeling clay, Model MagicTM, or Play DohTM

  • paint, green, yellow, and brown

  • brushes

  • plastic cup or bowl for paint

  • cup of water, for cleaning brush

  • newspaper, to put on table before painting

For the Fan Coral

  • sheet of white (plain) needlepoint canvas (available at crafts stores or large department stores)

  • pipe cleaners, thick (fan corals are usually orange, red, yellow, pink or purple)

  • pipe cleaners, thin (orange, red, yellow, pink, or purple)

  • newspaper, to put on table before painting

  • paint, orange, red, yellow, pink, or purple

  • plastic cup or bowl for paint

  • brushes

For the Sea Anemones

  • a bag of hair curlers (or you can substitute cardboard paper towel or toilet paper rolls)

  • pink or red plastic pom-poms, or red construction paper cut into thin strips, or pink Easter grass

For the Finger-shaped Sponge

  • about 6 to 10 tan-colored plastic hair curlers (the kind that have two parts)

  • clear tape

  • yellow Play DohTM