Tuesday 31 July 2012

One fish, two fish... Printable

In preparation for Boo's 2nd beach-themed birthday party, we made decorations. The kids are so funny.... they get so excited helping me organise a party, that I often wonder whether the actual event will be a disappointment. We were planning to hang blue streamers from the washing line as a water wall. I wanted lots of colourful fish to staple onto the streamers.

I drew up a fish template and used it to cut out fish shapes from paper card in various colours. Click here to download the fish template printable. I set the girls up with paint and glitter. They had a lovely time painting and decorating their paper fish.

Many, many fish were painted – I could barely keep up with the scissors. We added some googly eyes and ended up with a large set of friendly looking fish.

On the day, the weather was bad so I never did set up the streamer water wall. Instead I stuck our fish on the windows and doors.

I will re-use our fish template printable again one day, they are so simple and the kids can fill in the fishy details. For more ideas on art prompts have a look at this wonderful post from The Artful Parent.

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Linked to tip-toe tuesday, Kids Get Crafty, It's Playtime and Tuesday Tots


  1. I love this and appreciate the printable! Just printed and will be done tomorrow!

  2. These are just great Ali! You could use the template for all sorts of activities. The kids really look like they are enjoying themselves!

    I'm looking forward to the beach-themed birthday party photos now!

  3. What a fun activity and the fish are lovely ~ your fish in your header are one of the things I first loved about your blog, so nice to see fish are a theme ;-)

  4. oooh I love the fishies! Just gorgeous!

  5. These look so fun and colorful. My kids would think this activity is great. Thanks for including a printable. That is so nice of you!

  6. That looks like a versatile template which could make all sorts of craft activities.

  7. How cute? Aren't the simplest crafts often the most adorable? I love your fish!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  8. so darling! i'm so glad that you allowed the creative expression on the lowest one that has eyes on its tail! i love seeing that kind of thing! thanks so much for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday!


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