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 make image strips of cling film water joined together to create a river. They could stencil on river creatures and plants and a riverbank. Teachers could create a long wall mural using these images.