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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