Google+ Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas: Ocean Theme: Easy Handprint Fish

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:

Books:






Enjoy,
Bern


18 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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  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!

    asheardy@yahoo.com

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

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  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!

    Maggy

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

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  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 ;)

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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