Finding Dory has been the kids’ go-to movie during Quarantine so this week we are focusing on fish!
Here is another simple craft for toddlers and preschoolers using basic shapes. I love talking through different shapes with my children and seeing how seemingly unrelated shapes can come together to make something so familiar to them. We decorated with sprinkles, but markers, stickers or additional shapes would work, too. Here is what you will need to recreate this craft!
- 2-3 colors of construction paper
- glue stick (plus liquid glue if you do sprinkles)
- sprinkles (optional)
- wiggly eyes (optional)
I drew a large oval on one color of construction paper, then a large square. You can draw the square on a second color to add some dimension. I showed the kids how drawing a line inside the square made two triangles, and then another line making two more triangles. I let my preschooler draw his own. Cut out the pieces and lay them out on a different color of paper. Let your child explore the shapes and see how they might come together to look like a fish. Once the fish is set, use glue sticks to attach to paper. Use marker to draw smile and eye or glue a wiggly eye. Let your child decide how they want to decorate their fish. We made “scales” using glue and sprinkles. The kids love any opportunity to shake sprinkles and eat them after! Using additional shapes on the body of the fish or as bubbles coming from the fish would work, too!