Does your little one love watercolor painting? This fun fish art and craft project is a must try. Not only is it is a good way to keep him busy and occupied, but you can also turn it into a learning experience by sharing some facts about underwater creatures, or reading out a good book along with it.
This super simple project is a must try for all those days when your little one is bored, and you want to keep him busy with something constructive.
Read on and get started!
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What You Need For This Fish Arts And Crafts Project
Trying this fun craft project at home is easy. All you’ll need is these few supplies and you’re sorted.
- Colored Stock Card
- Black Marker Pen
- Iodised salt
- Watercolor Paints
How To Create This Fish Art Project
To create this super cute Waterfish with plants art project you will need to download our waterfish printable template.
Once the fish template is printed off, cut out and prepare for painting. If you’re making these fish with a class, you will want to print lots of pages. Why not save time and leave the cutting for the kids?
Cutting out templates help children to develop fine motor skills and it’s a great learning opportunity and way to practice.
Take your waterfish template and begin to paint with fantastic watercolors. You can choose your own colors or use our fish craft tutorial here as a guide
Allow your fish to dry as you print out and cut out the rest of the water scene. There are plants, rocks and shells on the second pdf printable.
Be sure to print out these pages according to the instructions on the printable pdf. Glue the pieced together to create your rocks and plants.
Now for the fun part! Rip some sandy colored cardstock to create a sandy scene.
Glue this sand to a piece of blue cardstock. Next rip different shades of blue paper and create a layered ocean effect.
Once you have created the background, glue the blue pieces in place and you have a great background for this fun fish craft idea.
Summer art projects are fun and by adding the stones and plants to your art project, it really sets up a great scene ready for your waterfish.
The final step is to add your waterfish to the background. They won’t take too long to dry and you can place the fish anywhere on the scene. Have fun and enjoy completing this super fun art project for kids.
Which color fish do you like the most? You can choose any color to paint your fish. Let the little ones use their imaginations. They could even paint rainbow fish if they like!
Have fun with this summer art project and be sure to teach the little ones that it’s the fun and process or art that is most important rather than a perfect end product!
Ready to get started? Download this free printable first and get those paints out!
Download Your Free Fish Template Here
You can also download the plants template as well. Plus, here are some additional links to some other awesome painting and craft activities you could get your toddler to try!
Don’t forget to check out more ocean themed crafts here on Craft, Play Learn! We have plenty to choose from and I’m sure you will love them!
- Seaturtle Craft
- Giant Squid Craft
- Betta Fish Craft For Kids
- Hammer Head Shark Craft
- Puffer Fish Craft
- Angler Fish Craft
- Hermit Crab Crab
- Easy Crab Craft
- Fish Art Craft Project For Kids
- Seahorse Craft For Preschoolers
- Easy Clownfish Craft for Kids
- Swordfish Craft for Kids to Make
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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.