It has been getting a tad challenging finding time to craft with the kids. Yet, I'm not willing to give up on that. Just last week, a craft session turned into a disaster when things got into a mess, when the baby decided to start crying and pooped when my hands were filled with paint and when the girls got into a bicker and started yelling. It didn't help that the hubby wasn't home and I had absolutely no one to just help me out a little when I needed it badly. Part of me wanted to just throw in the towel and let everything come to a halt.
Thankfully, we solved things one at a time, got back our breathing and our smiles, decided to let the paint dry overnight and off we went to read our bedtime stories before all four of us fell asleep together in the kids' bedroom. It's amazing how a new day brings about new hope and makes you so much more rejuvenated and positive, don't you think so?
The next day, we were able to complete our crafts and this one totally delighted the girls. In today's Creativity 521, I'm sharing with you on our DIY RAINBOW fish craft! Yeap, since we are going to watch the show end of this month, I wanted to let the girls be acquainted with this fish and his friends. So apart from going to the library to borrow the books, we also made our own rainbow fish using paper plates, paint and foil!
1) Acrylic paint
2) Painting supplies
3) White paper
4) Aluminium foil
5) Googly eyes
6) Glue and sticky tape
7) Sticks or thick straws
Firstly, using the picture of the rainbow fish on the book cover as a guide, we cut out shapes of the head, tail and fins from a paper plate. We used a second whole paper plate for the body.
After that, I cut some A4 paper into half and let them paint on these. We used the colours purple, light blue, dark blue, green, pink and red. It's okay to make the paint a little watery as this makes it easier for the little ones to paint. Oh, and don't forget to spread some old newspapers on the table first!
TA-DAH! And we are all done! How do you like our version of the Rainbow Fish?
Indeed, it was a craft session that took more work and time than I expected but it also brought more rewards than I imagined. So yes, crafting is here to stay. Till more Rainbow Fish updates!