The ocean can change colour from a turquoise blue to a dark grey and has been inspiring artists for hundreds of years.

Follow these simple steps to make your own sensory sea, perfect for under 5s and other sensory learners. 

collection image 'Green Sea' by William Lionel Wyllie

You will need:

plastic sandwich bag, scissors, tape, blue and green paint

Sandwich bag


Blue and green paint


Step 1

Open up the sandwich bag and squirt in several lines of blue paint.

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Step 2

Add alternating lines of paint in another colour such as green or white.

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Step 3

Seal the top of the sandwich bag and tape the top of the bag closed.

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Step 4

Tape the bag to the table and press on it gently to start to mix the colours.

Can you create waves?

What other colours can you use to describe the sea?

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We hope you had fun mixing the colours of the sea! Share your sea colours with us on social media.