One of the projects we will be doing is mixed media Rainbow Fish in Kindergarten.
- corrugated cardboard
- Dry Dek or drywall compound
- toothpick, spoon
- liquid tempera paint
- clear gems
- glitter glue
- Aleene's Tacky glue
- black sharpie
- Mod Podge, optional
You want enough to be able to add some texture.
Then using a spoon you can make some scale depressions. You can also just use your finger. The compound is a bit sticky so you might need a tissue or 2.
Start at the tail and work your way back. Leave some area plain for the face.
Meanwhile you can paint your shell, this is the special scale, silver.
You can then add some glitter glue to make it really sparkle.
When your fish is dry paint with liquid tempera. Bright colors work best.
To make the fish eye I found these glass gems at the Dollar Store, you know the decorative ones for vases.
They have a flat side to them.
Trace around one and then add a black circle (pupil) with sharpie or marker.
Cut out and glue or tape to the bottom. I used Mod Podge but any acrylic medium would also work.
Glue the special scale (the shell) into place as well.
Paint in for some color.
To hang on the bulletin board attach a wire loop to the back with some duct tape and then hang with push pins or thumbtacks.
Some other fishy projects you might want to try:
CLAY FISH LIGHTS
See you soon.