Ammonite Fossil

Ammonoids are extinct animals that lived in marine environments.  The are characterized by their ridged spiral shell.  Though unknown, they are thought to have been great swimmers and may have even been able to shoot ink at predators.  Here is a video of ammonite fossils washed up on the shore line.  Ask permission to watch it first!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVCH98aFSRY

Supplies: heavy watercolor paper, black construction paper, white oil pastel, watercolors, round brush, water bowl, rag, scissors, glue, pencil, salt

Techniques: wet on wet watercolor technique, line, salt resist

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