Making fish

fishSometimes the best art projects are the most simple, the ones your kids can actually do by themselves with little intervention.  Apart from being easy, my kids also like it when we make things that they can play with afterward.

I took my son to a drop-in art class at the kid’s cafe, That Place on the Corner, here in London, which is where I learned this cute idea…

All you do is cut almond-shaped fish bodies from tag board and then let your kids decorate them with tissue paper, crepe paper, felt pens, etc.

To ‘go fishing’ with your fish you can stick brass split-pins into the fish. Then tie a piece of string to a stick and tie a magnet to the other end of the string.  The magnet will stick to the pin like a fish to a hook!



Comments (6)

August 20, 2009

This is such a clever idea, I love it! My daughter is still too small for this sort of activities but I am definitely saving it for later.

August 20, 2009

That is such a cool idea. I can’t wait to try it with my nephew and best friend’s daughter.

August 20, 2009

great idea. i recently went to a future festival which was all about building a sustainable future. they had a kids table where you make art out of garbage. what you do is take almost anything (buttons, shiny wrappers, boxes, string, rubberbands, ribbon, you get the point) save them, wash them if needed then make art. one instance would be taking the cardboard box and cutting into a fish shape-then gluing on some of the other stuff to make it pretty. my kids looved it and it leaves less of an impact on the earth since you’re reusing your garbage!

August 20, 2009

Super cute!! Pim will love this!!

August 20, 2009

this is so cute, and easy… even for me!

September 1, 2009

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