Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

Fish Little Fishes Swimming in the Sea!

IMG 0017 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

We’re jumping back into the swing of things here with some fun preschool art projects.  The days are getting a bit colder and the art table is getting used a bit more.  That’s okay with me!  I’ve been seeing some terrific Preschool Ocean themed activities, so I thought we’d give a few a try.  For today, we’re making a poster board fish tank.

DSCN34441 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

I had a whole school of toilet paper roll fish left over from an event we did at church.  They had been sitting on the shelf in my office for over a year, so I brought them on home for the kids to paint.

DSCN34421 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

To see how to make your own cardboard tube fish, check out Catholic Icing’s Post (hers are glittery and way cooler than mine!)

Let’s Get Started!

What You Need:

  • Cardboard Toilet Paper Tubes (2-3 for each child), cut and made into fish 
  • Blue and Green Paper along with whatever color paints you want for your fish
  • Paper plates
  • Poster Board
  • Wash cloth or sponge
  • Glue
  • Paint Brushes
  • Rinse Water (optional)

What You Do:

Begin by pouring some paint on the paper plates.  Lay out paint brushes and divide fish up among the kids.

DSCN3429 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

As you can see, we had a ton of fish, so I let the kids paint whatever they wanted.

DSCN3427 e1376480675615 300x224 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

Even the youngest kids (19 months) seem to really enjoy this project.

DSCN3431 225x300 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

Paint. Paint. Paint.

Once the fish are completed, set them aside to dry.  Paint a few strands of sea weed onto the poster board.

DSCN3433 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

If you have an 3 or 4 year old, have them make the blue ocean by dipping a wash cloth or sponge into blue paint and then blotting it onto the poster board.

DSCN3434 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

Once the poster board is finished and dry, you can glue the fish into place!  If you are planning on hanging it on the wall to display, I would recommend using tacky glue or hot glue so the fish won’t fall off.

DSCN3436 e1376481606374 300x230 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

All Done!

DSCN34431 300x225 Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

More Resources to Check Out:

About Lindsey Whitney

Gathering Pic 150x150 Swimming in the Deep Blue SeaLindsey Whitney is a mom of two, home day care provider and blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry. Growing Kids Ministry is a blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.  You can connect with her via twitter,  facebook or you can email her at lindsey (at) growing kids ministry (dot) com

pixel Swimming in the Deep Blue Sea

This post may contain affiliate links - any opinions stated are strictly my own!

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge