Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr Seuss

Activity: Fishy printing

Age: Kindergarten & Year 1

Resources: Potato, craft knife, red, white, green and blue paint, paint brush, yellow paper

1) Adult's job! Sharp knife in use! Draw a fish shape onto a halved potato then cut away the edges of the fish using a craft knife so that the fish shape stands out.

2) Paint the fish with thick paint (poster paint or acrylic) using a brush and print the shape onto yellow paper.

3) Either clean the shape each time a new colour is used or have 3 or 4 potato printers and use one for each colour.

4) Make repeating patterns!

Experiment with mixing colours on the fish printer like my son did here!

TIP: Add eyes and scales and more fins when the paint is dry using googly eyes from the craft shop and marker pens.


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