Let me begin by telling you that I saw this craft and I thought it was really cute----but, I had quite a time with it. I don't know if it was just me, if it was one of those things(even my pictures did not come out well), or if it really is difficult. I figured I would still share it with you though because; a) I said I would, b) it is cute, and c) I'm sure there are some great creators out there that can find a way to pull this off easier.
For this project you will need:
My troubles began with step #1--put some tempera in the large pan--larger than your paper--water it down and add some dish detergent. How much dish detergent? Is it too watery? Should there be more paint? You get the jist. It looked okay, so I thought it was okay. (Sorry, all my pictures for this turned out blurry.)
Step 2 is to blow bubbles in the paint mixture. Make sure the child just blows, my little guy was blowing and then mistakenly sucked up the paint--eewww--he said it tasted like blueberry(maybe in his imagination!).
When you have lots of bubbles you lay the paper on top of them to make an imprint on the paper--Good luck!
Next take a carrot and cut it on a diagonal. Dip the carrot into some orange paint and stamp some fish in the water. When the fish dry add some tails and faces--you can probably tell my fish weren't quite dry.
The finished project is cute, but I think it was hard. Here were my main problems 1)was the paint mixture correct? 2) I had trouble keeping the bubbles from popping before I laid on the paper. 3) The paper didn't always mark, and it was hard to get the bubble imprints all over the paper--you can see I dropped it in the paint a few times. 4) I thought the bubble imprints would be darker. I guess I could have added more paint, but I did add quite a bit.
The carrot making for the fish was easy and fun though. If you have ever tried anything like this, I would love to hear some secrets to making this easier and more successful. Thanks.