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.