Watercolor Fish Feet

Watercolor Fish Feet

These colorful fish are just as unique as snowflakes! They are created out of your little one's footprints & handprints and blended with watercolor crayons to replicate their journey through water.

Ages:
2 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. watercolor paper
  2. watercolor crayons
  3. assorted brushes
  4. white glue
  5. googley eyes
  6. water cup
  7. permanent marker (fine point)
  8. pencil
  1. Start by gathering all of your materials (pencil not shown).

  2. Next, using your pencil, trace your little one's foot for the body of the fish and the top of their fingers for the fish fins. (V was giggling during this part because it tickled.) Next, trace the fish outline with the fine point marker.

  3. Color in the fish feet using the watercolor crayons. It's also nice to layer the colors -- this makes a more colorful effect once blended with the water. V made sure every inch of her fish was colored in, even adding another layer of color to the fins.

  4. Now comes the fun part! Using your assorted brushes, dip them gently in water and apply to your colored fish, blending the colors. V used several brushes for this part, but favored the circle foam one as her favorite.

  5. A fish is not complete without an eye or two, so they can see! V squirted some glue where she wanted the eyes to go & placed the eyes on top of each glue dollop (this is wonderful fine motor skill practice).

  6. We completed the project by drawing a mouth on both fish with the marker. Fish must have mouths too. How else would they eat?