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Monday, July 18, 2011

Ocean Theme: Easy Handprint Fish

We LOVE Handprint Crafts (ok, really I do but the Lil Divas are always ready to comply!)

For our Ocean Theme I just had to make these adorable handprint fish.
I fist made these over 11 years ago with my very 1st preschool class!

It was a hit then & it was a hit now with my Lil Divas.

The Craft: Easy Handprint Fish

What You Need:
varied color paints
paint brushes
white paper
black permanent marker

What We Did:

1. Each Lil Diva decided what colors she wanted to use for her fish.
I was thinking 2 but they opted for the full rainbow, haha!

2. To make the fish paint the bottom of the palm nearest the wrist as the face in 1 color
Then, paint the remainder of the palm in another color.
Finally, paint the fingers in alternating colors.
(see pic below)

2. Make your handprint & allow drying time

3. Once the print has dried add an eye & mouth using black permanent marker.
I added their names & the date to our finished picture as well.

The Oldest Diva opted to make 1 rainbow fish and 1 clown fish -

She added air bubbles using her pinky dipped into blue paint - a fun little detail

These came out so cute & are really easy to do!

If you have younger kids I suggest using a minimal amount of colors -
the most time is spent painting their hands so if they are squirmy you will want to choose only 2 colors.

For more fun handprint & footprint crafts check out our:




  1. oooo, wonderful idea! I'll have to incorporate this into a lesson!

  2. These are so cute! I love how you mixed the colors. My kids will love painting their hands!

  3. These are so cute! Love handprint art:) We had made these as Thank You cards for Putti's 'Fish' theme BDay party:)

  4. Very sweet...I loke the links to other hand and footprint crafts, too.

  5. I love these fish, I will have to bookmark this and make a note of it for when I get back to F with my little ones.

  6. great craft idea. we happen to check out the pout pout fish book out of the library and your craft idea came at a perfect time. thank you!

  7. Love how easy to make they are and how colorful they turned out! :) Featured in this week's High paw! :)

  8. We are still very much at the "colour mixing/ mashing up stage", but once my two are older I LOVE this idea of painting patterns and rainbows. How fabulous!

    Thank you for joining kids get crafty again!


  9. Wow! They look so beautiful! My daughter would love it!

  10. Those are so cute! I love the handprint crafts too. The boys' grandparents are probably tired of getting them as gifts for everything!!! Of course, now I have a new one to try out for them ;)

  11. I LOVE IT! I'm pinning this on Pinterest and can't wait to try it with my Preschooler. Thanks for sharing!

  12. These looks so cool! I love the books you chose to go with the craft.

    Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn. This counts as an entry in the Summer Reading Challenge.

  13. These did turn out really, really cute. :)

  14. My son is absolutely in love with fish. He is going to love this!

  15. If only my kids enjoyed getting their hands messy...this looks like so much fun!

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