Ages: 18 months -4 year-olds
Part 1- The background:
- 18″ x 24″ paper
- White, Turquoise, and Blue Tempera Paint
- Foam Rollers with Texture. I used Inovart Foamie Design Rollers
- Art Easel. We use Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel
- Cookie Sheet (from the dollar store)
- Painters Tape
Part 2: Printing:
- White paper plates
- Yellow and Red Tempera Paint
- Gold Glitter
- Wooden Blocks with bubble wrap glued on one side (I used large and small sized bubble wrap)
- Paint Scrapers. Hair comb and ROYLCO R5451 3 by 5-Inch Paint Scrapers, 4 Designs, 4-Pack
Part 3: Making the Fish:
- Adhesive Jewels. We used Jumbo 1″ Assorted Adhesive Jewels 100 pcs.
Directions:Part 1- The background
Directions: Part 2- Printing the Fish:
- Place the printing block in paint.
- Press on the plate.
- Repeat till covered.
Directions: Part 3- Making the Fish:
- Teacher- draw a triangle on the back of the plate with a marker (makes it look like pac-man)
- Children cut out the triangle. Younger ones that can’t cut yet, teacher cuts this out for them.
- Make a thin line of glue around the edge of the fish.
- Gently press fish on blue background from Part 1.
- Add Jewels as scales. For the younger ones (under 2) assist in peeling the sticker off the jewels.
- Large Motor Skills (Part 1: Background)
- Engages the whole body (Part 1: Background)
- Handling various materials and supplies correctly.
- Fine Motor Skills
- Part of a fish: fins, scales
- Orange: Made with yellow and red
- Tint: Adding white to a color makes the color lighter