Rainbow Fish Collage
Is your child’s favorite book The Rainbow Fish? Turn this beloved story into a learning experience that's truly colorful. And, it’s a great project to repurpose those random bits and pieces of old scribbles, wrapping paper, and construction paper!
What You Need:
- The Rainbow Fish
- White drawing paper
- Scraps of paper
- Watercolor paint
- Black crayon
What You Do:
- Start by reading The Rainbow Fish together with your child. While reading the story, encourage your child to point to colors she sees, honing her color recognition skills!
- Now she can go on a scavenger hunt searching for bits and pieces of paper to use for creating her own special rainbow fish. This is a great project for using all those random pieces of wrapping paper or tissue paper left over from other projects – and even old paintings and drawings!
- What made rainbow fish special was all his sparkling scales – and his understanding that sharing is really the best. Help your child find something to use as her one shining scale. A piece of reflective wrapping paper works great, or even some tinfoil!
- Help your child cut circles out of the scraps of paper, which turn into colorful scales once cut in half!
- Now offer your child a white sheet of paper and a black crayon. She can draw the outline of a fish to use for creating her rainbow fish collage.
- When she’s finished, your child can cover the body section of the fish with glue and then begin layering the half circles of paper on the fish, making sure to include her one shining scale!
- Invite your child to finish her creation by using some blue watercolor paint to really make her fish look like it’s underwater.
- Her finished rainbow fish can be displayed next to where she keeps her toys, reminding her to share her favorite things with her friends and family.