Looking out for another Dr Seuss inspired craft idea? You’ll never go wrong with this one, because it doubles up as an awesome reading resource too! Get started on this One Fish Two Fish Wooden Slices Craft idea, perfect for toddlers and preschool aged kids.
It might need a teeny bit of time and effort from you, but in the end, totally worth it!
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Supplies Needed For the One Fish Two Fish Wooden Slices Craft
Gather up these supplies that you need, and ask your little one to help too, if you’re up for it.
- Wooden Slices
- Graphite Pencil
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Posca Pens
- Black Sharpie Pen
- Varnish or Modge Podge
In the famous Dr Seuss Book there are four fish. You may want to draw and paint each fish to go alongside this fun rhyming story.
This can turn into a wonderful activity for your little one to enjoy later as well!
Begin by drawing the outline of the fish on separate wooden slices. If you don’t have wooden slices, you can also use cardboard cutouts instead- it is all about making the most of what you have. You can use a pencil and use images from the One Fish, Two Fish book as a guide.
If you don’t have the book, you can also look online as there are plenty of images for this book on the internet.
Use a paintbrush and paints to paint the different fish for this wooden slice art project. If you prefer you can use painting pens such as Posca pens of Chalkola markers. Just use whatever you feel comfortable with. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
And if you’re using paintbrush pens, you can also have your little one do it!
Once done, don’t forget to outline the fish using a black marker or Posca pen. This will add definition to the characters and make them stand out more.
If your little one is good at drawing within lines, you can also get him to do this himself. Getting him involved in the project can be an amazing learning experience for him, and will also help strengthen the bond between you two- just what you need right?
Then you’re done! These are super cute and fun and would make a fantastic art project for preschool kids or a great activity for Dr Seuss Day!
Plus, the wooden discs actually act as coasters too- perfect to hold your little one’s glass of milk!
And if you’re looking out for some more activities, projects or even recipes for Dr Seuss Day, or just to keep your toddler even more interested in it all, we’ve got some cool stuff to share!
- Quick Cat in the Hat Preschool Craft
- Green Eggs and Ham Dr Seuss Party Food
- Dr Seuss Put Me in the Zoo Bark Treats
- Quick Grinch Party Food Idea
Make the most of these crucial years of your little one. They’re filled with opportunities for you to make him learn, grow and develop faster than you know.
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.