I’ll guide you through four weeks of beautiful and fun art projects that you can enjoy with your children. At home or at school, these process art projects will give you an interesting framework of activities that you can weave into your weeks, so your children are engaged, creating and enjoying themselves all through art. See more details of Art Spark here.
This foil fish craft is great as part of an ‘under the sea’ theme or as seaside art. The foil presents children with an interesting material to paint on and you can make a whole ocean full of their designs.
Foil fish craft :: ocean theme for preschool
To make these fish you’ll need: some card, foil, markers, oil pastels or acrylic paints.
Begin by drawing a fish shape on a piece of card and cutting it out. You can look in an ocean information book to discover all the different shapes that fish can be and pick your favourite. You could make a shoal of fish, all the same shape but with each child adding their unique design, or invite everyone to make something different.
Then wrap your fish in foil – we used kitchen foil wrap, nothing fancy! You can tear the foil a little, and fold and scrunch it, to get it to fit your fish shape.
Once your fish is covered in the foil it’s then time to add your design. You can use acrylic paint, oil pastel crayons or permanent markers.
You can make any design you like. You might choose recreate the patterns of a real fish, or create one from your imagination. Swirls, stripes, scales – anything goes.
If you want to hang your fish as a mobile, apply a design to both sides.
The fished fish look great hung from a piece of twine in front of a window, where they can twirl in the breeze and reflect the sunlight.
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