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Friday, July 24, 2009

Fishy Fingers

Sticking with our summer theme, we finish up with my last find from Hand-Shaped Art. Again, this project is pretty basic, and may already be out there, but we put it together, so we thought we would share.

For the project you will need:

a large piece of construction paper
paint, different colors
bottle cap
google eyes

I had two little ones help me with this project so we created four fish. Let me begin, by saying that if I was doing this at school, I would need a bit of parental help. I always find when doing hand or foot painting projects with lots of children can get tricky. Sometimes I modify the project to a tracing and cutting project. But, I will say that a handprint of paint has lots more character.

The first thing to do is get your large piece of paper. Let the children decide what color fish they would like. Now, paint the hand, either they can do it, or you. After there hand is painted it gets pressed on the paper with the thumb out like a fin. I must say I thought our little green fish had a bit of "attitude." He resembled an angel fish--at least to me.

To make the bubbly water, I used a bottle cap dipped in blue paint and just pressed circles all around.

To finish the project of I gave each fish a google eye for some added fun! Swim fish, swim!

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Crystal said...

cute project!

Anne said...

I really like these. I feel like I could go on and on with ocean and beach crafts!

Miller Moments said...

I love hand crafts-and it's always fun to find another beach project.

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice said...

I LOVE that!!!

lucky said...

its great! i have try this with my kids, and they was very happy! thanks

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

So creative! Is there anything you CAN'T make from handprints??

craftykorisa said...

I just found your site......I will visit often. Great ideals for my 2 & 4 year old!!

Carola said...

Where did you get the google eyes?