Textured Painted Fish
Activity DesignerStephanie Sims
These scaly fish are even more fun to make than they are to look at! Maybe you'd even like to make a beautiful sea for them to swim in....
What You'll Need
How We Did It
Our fish will be displayed on a background we made--we just cut a piece of cardboard, squirted on paints, and painted the cardboard with combs, making texture and ocean waves. We sculpted our fish--an angler fish, a puffer fish, and a gold fish.
Here comes the very best part! You can let your paint dry for a while, if you want your design to come through. Or, if you're impatient and excited like us, then grab your mesh and put a rag in it. You can either pat your wet paint, or put a small amount of new color on your mesh-covered rag, and start lightly blotting. If the mesh is coarse, it will make a really great fish scale pattern on your fish!
Some kids (like my son, the creator of the dreaded angler fish) may choose to to leave their creations looking fierce and undecorated...