Add the word “fancy” to your Flying Fish when you decorate them with glitter glue!
Duration: 15 minutes
Learning Objectives: Learn about the different types of Flying Fish. Exercise fine motor skills with glitter glue application. Create a dimensional fish from raised scales, fins and gills.
• Glitter glue
Color your Flying Fish with a wash of tempera paint. Kids can color in the whole sheet or alternate coloring with other colors. Wait until the fish are dry before popping them out from their paper backing.
Some students opted to decorate their Flying Fish with multiple colors.
Once the fish were dry, our campers then added a finishing touch. First, they dabbed a few spots of clear glue onto the fish scales…
…then sprinkled on a bit of glitter! Make sure to place your Flying Fish project onto a sheet of newspaper or a paint tray to hold all the excess glitter.
We then tipped the Flying Fish on their sides to let the excess glitter slide right off. We used a variety of glitter colors, such as green, gold, blue, red and silver.
The campers then waited for the glitter glue to dry before heading over to our photo backdrops!
We cut out waves from cardboard and painted them with blue and white stipple effect.
We strung up our Flying Fish and pretended to “reel them in”!
We got the best reaction from this camper who struggled to bring her catch above the waves!
Best catch of the day!! Look at the sparkles on that one!
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