Through the porthole – #BostikBloggers

This month’s #BostikBloggers theme is “Ocean” . . . it took me a little while to think of a suitable craft as everything that came to mind was more seaside than ocean. 

However here we are with our “Through the porthole” craft activity. 

When we first sat down I talked to Ben and Chloe about portholes, we discussed if they knew what they were and we talked about boats under the water and what sort of thing they might see. 

What we used: 

A paper plate (or polystyrene in our case as it’s what we had to hand) 

Blue or green cellophane

Sealife Stickers 


Bostik Blu Glue 

Acrylic Paint

What we did: 

1. Cut out the inside of a paper plate to make your porthole (this was a job for Mummy)

2. Cut your cellophane to size

2. Paint the porthole with acrylic paint (you can use any paint really but acrylic gives a nicer finish and as we were using a polystyrene plate it just went on more evenly)

3. Decorate your “sea” with fish and other underwater creatures 

4. Use your porthole to check how your sea looks – are there any gaps which need filling?

5. Attach your sea to the edge of the porthole using glue (We really liked Bostik Blu Glue – it made it very easy for Ben to see where he had glued and also stuck very quickly).  Make sure you press down all around the plate to ensure the cellophane has stuck.

6. Display your porthole with the help of some Blu Tack or pegs.

Keep an eye out for our next #BostikBloggers post in May! 


You can see our previous #BostikBloggers post here: 

* Simple Chinese Dragons
* Valentines Craft

*Disclaimer – Our box of crafting goodies was provided to us free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostick Craft Bloggers Club*

1 Comment

  1. April 17, 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Those portholes are so cute and I love how into it they look – concentration faces! Ben looks so proud too x

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