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Add the word “fancy” to your Flying Fish when you decorate them with glitter glue!

Age: 5+

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.

You’ll Need:

R51082 Flying Fish

• Paint

• Paintbrush

• Glitter glue


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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.

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Some students opted to decorate their Flying Fish with multiple colors.

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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…

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…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.

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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.

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The campers then waited for the glitter glue to dry before heading over to our photo backdrops!

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We cut out waves from cardboard and painted them with blue and white stipple effect.

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We strung up our Flying Fish and pretended to “reel them in”!

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We got the best reaction from this camper who struggled to bring her catch above the waves!

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Best catch of the day!! Look at the sparkles on that one!


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This Little Class of Mine uses our Color Diffusing Paper!

Used to make ocean backgrounds for these adorable squid characters, Color Diffusing Paper was combined with paint and bit of salt to create neat bubbly water effects!

This activity was part of a literacy/art class that studied a fun children’s book, I’m the Best Artist in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry. The squid on the front cover was used as the inspiration for this classroom’s art projects. Students also gained a lesson in biology as they learned a bit about ocean life and habitats of ocean creatures.

Check out some of the amazing art projects at this link!

The post, entitled “Best Artist in the Ocean: Giant Squid Painting” was published on September 27, 2010 at the Little Class of Mine blog. Visit more of this blog here!

Ms. Nellie Mae first showed her students a simple and challenging way to draw squid characters. The students painted their squid characters onto blue-color paper. While they waited for the paint to dry, the students prepared their backgrounds.

The R15212 Color Diffusing Paper was first placed on top of a sheet of white paper. This was a bonus trick that allowed students to make a copy of their artwork! Using liquid watercolors, the students painted their diffusion paper. The students then dropped pinches of salt onto the still-wet paint. This created a bubbly effect on the paint!

Crazy cool!

Thanks to Nellie Mae for sharing this post!

Images and original post © This Little Class of Mine

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