Decorate giant paper fish with fingerpaint, glue and glitter! Our art campers painted and collaged several Big Huge Fingerpaint Fish paper projects. Check out their process below!
The R75402 Fingerpaint Fish is 3 feet long and about 2 feet at its widest point, making it a great canvas for group art projects!
First we painted the Fingerpaint Fish fully on one side as a base for the next layer of art collage material. Use thick tempera paint or fingerpaint to saturate one side of the painting shape.
Next, we provided the campers with a container of glue. Use regular dollar store containers to keep glue intact between groups of students. You can place the lid back onto the container to keep the glue from drying out.
We used R5725 Goo Spreaders to scoop up the glue and spread it across the Fingerpaint Fish.
We asked our art campers to imagine they were drawing on fish scales or body patterns with the glue. Why would we paint the fish with glue? Good question!
So we could add glitter!
Using glitter, the fish scales become bright and colorful!
After we doused the fish with glitter, we helped each other tilt the fish sideways to help the excess glitter slide off.
Next, we hung up the fish to dry.
What a great art project! Not only did the art campers get to work on their art cooperatively, but they explored new patterns and fun techniques to decorate their fish projects.
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Add beautiful effects to your cut and paste projects! R15303 Retro Pop Paper provides you with a variety of bright colors and eye-catching designs. For this project, our Art Campers decorated painted wave paper with fish cutouts using the Retro Pop Paper. See more below!
First, we supplied our campers with a few fish templates that they could apply to the paper, trace out and cut. We showed them how to fold the paper, and then place the templates, folded, onto the fold line of the Retro Pop Paper.
Once the campers had traced the shape onto the paper, they cut it out.
With the paper unfolded, a fish shape appeared! We tried a variety of different fish shapes. You can see the shapes in the top right.
The backdrop was a sheet of brown craft paper that we had in rolls in our art room. We spread out the sheets and cut them at about 3-4 foot widths, then painted them with blue wavy lines.
Our campers applied a bit of glue to the backs of the fish shapes and pasted them into various positions on the craft paper.
The campers had a lot of space to work with!
All done! Check out all those gorgeous fish designs!
Here’s what another group did. Great work, campers!
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