The girls and I have been reading 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister and they both adore the beautiful illustrations it has. Today we made our own rainbow fish to decorate the fridge with, I think they'd look great as a mobile or a necklace too.
This was a great sensory and fine motor activity and the materials you could use are really endless.
* air drying clay
* sparkly decorations
(we used beads, scrapbook embellishments, coloured mini split pins, buttons and sequins)
* strong magnets
* craft glue
* clear varnish finish
I laid a couple of clay fish each on some wax paper so they wouldn't stick to the table while the girls worked on them.
The decorations were put in heavy containers so the girls could fiddle around picking up the small pieces without it moving around to much.
Bubble had a ball and decorated three fish all up. Her favourite decorations were the fake pearls and the mini split pins which she thought were tiny nails :-)
Squeak spent a long time picking up her beads and pushing them into the clay, pulling them out again and pushing them back in again :-D
Squeak's very cute Rainbow Fish.