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Bee Crafty Kids- Fish Aquarium Craft

02
Aug

Welcome back to the Bee Crafty Kids link up that I am co-hosting with To The Moon and Back Look! We’re Learning and Monster’s Ed Homeschooling Academy.

The craft we made this week was so easy and there was no mess involved at all!

Fish Aquarium Craft

 Here is what you’ll need:
contact paper
scissors
scrap construction paper
scrapbook paper (although you could easily use construction paper instead)

Fish Aquarium Craft

Fold the scrapbook paper in half and cut a square out of the middle.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Put contact paper on the back of your frame, sticky side up.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Cut out pieces to go in the aquarium using the scrap construction paper.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hailey very carefully adding all of her pieces to her aquarium.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hunter liked feeling how sticky the contact paper was, but he did eventually put his pieces on.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Hailey helped Hunter add some eyes to his fish.  As she would add an eye he would point to another fish and say, “Another one.”

Fish Aquarium Craft

I added another piece of contact paper over the the top of the fish.  Then Hailed added some air bubbles.

Fish Aquarium Craft

Our finished fish aquariums.

 Now it’s your turn! Link up and share what you and your kids have been busy making. Grab a button so others can join in the crafting fun too :-)

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~Enter the direct link to one or more of your own posts that showcase a craft or hands on activity for children.

~A link back with the above button is appreciated, but not required

~Try to at least comment on one or two of the other blogs that took the time to share and join!


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Bee Crafty Kids- Rainbow Fish

12
Jul

I am super excited to be co-hosting the Bee Crafty Kids link up!!  Every Friday I will be posting a fun craft that you can do with your kids.  I will be co-hosting with 3 other wonderful ladies.  Since it’s our first week to host together I wanted to introduce you to the other Bee Crafty Kids co-hosts:

To the Moon and Back

 

Dusty is a stay at home mother of three who is expecting her fourth child this summer! She has been married to the love of her life for nearly 8 years and is trying to figure out her own path while devouring chocolate and leaning on the Lord. She blogs about homeschooling, home making, motherhood, and faith at To the Moon and Back. You can also keep up with her on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter.

 

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Jolene is a homeschooling blogger who hails from Johannesburg, South Africa. She is a wife and mom of 4 children aged 11, 6, 4 and 22 months. Her family are all avid readers and love spending time together reading, watching movies and spending time in the outdoors. You can read her blog at Monsters Ed Homeschool Academy and follow along as she homeschools on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

 

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Selena is a former tax accountant-turned-homeschooling mom of four. She is a homeschooling graduate herself who was able to go on to college and begin a career in finance, so she knows from experience that homeschooling works! The family practices eclectic homeschooling and both Selena and her husband Jay weave in aspects from all of the major homeschooling methods to create a well-rounded, relaxed learning style for their children. Selena shares her family’s homeschooling adventures every weekday at Look! We’re Learning! Readers can keep up with the family by subscribing via email or by following Look! We’re Learning! on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.

Now, on to the fun craft I have planned to share with you!!

Here at Our Crafts ~N~ Things we are learning all about the ocean and the beach throughout the month of July.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Today our craft is this super cute and simple rainbow fish.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Here is what you’ll need: 2 paper plates, 3 coffee filters, water colors, wiggly eyes, craft stick, scissors, hole punch, glue and yarn.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Line up the 2 paper plates like this.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Cut out a small triangle shape while holding the plates together, which will be the mouth.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Have each child use water colors to paint 2 paper plates.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Each child will need to paint 3 coffee filters using water colors.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Once everything is dry, fold the coffee filters into fourths.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Cut a slit around the middle of each plate, behind the mouth for gills.  Insert the pointed end of the coffee filter into the gill.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Turn the plate over and glue the pointed end of the filter onto the back of the plate.
Repeat using the other plate and coffee filter.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Next glue the tip of the 3rd coffee filter onto the back of your plate, this will be the tail.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Add a wiggly eye to each plate.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Glue the paper plates together.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Punch 2 holes into the top of the fish and thread the yarn through.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Tie the other ends of the yarn to the craft stick.

Rainbow Fish Craft

The completed rainbow fish.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Have fun playing with your rainbow fish.  They can be used as puppets :-)

Now it’s your turn!  Link up and share what you and your kids have been busy making.  Grab a button so others can join in the crafting fun too :-)

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Rules are simple:

~Enter the direct link to one or more of your own posts that showcase a craft or hands on activity for children.

~A link back with the above button is appreciated, but not required

~Try to at least comment on one or two of the other blogs that took the time to share and join!


Spiny Sea Creature Craft

10
Jul

We are going to be spending this month learning all about the ocean and the beach.

Sea Creature Craft

Today we made spiny sea creatures.

Sea Creature Craft

Here is what you’ll need: styrofoam balls, paint, something to paint with, paper plates, glue, toothpicks and wiggly eyes.

Sea Creature Craft

I put the paint on the paper plates.  When Hunter sat down he picked up his ball and started rolling it in the paint.  I hadn’t thought of doing it that way, but it actually made sense to try it that way.

Sea Creature Craft

When Hunter saw Hailey using the foam brush he started using one too.

Sea Creature Craft

Hailey painting her sea creature.

Sea Creature Craft

I stuck 4 toothpicks in the bottom of the balls so they could stay propped up to dry.

Sea Creature Craft

Once the paint is dry, add some eyes.

Sea Creature Craft

Then add as many or as few toothpicks as you want.

Sea Creature Craft

Spiny Sea Creatures

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Rainbow Fish

10
Jun

We made an easy rainbow fish that turned out really pretty.

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Here’s what you’ll need: construction paper with a fish shape cut out of the middle of it, strips of tissue paper, glue and a wiggly eye.

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Put glue all over the back of the construction paper.

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Then add strips of tissue paper to cover the entire fish cut out.  I only had to show Hailey one time that the strips needed to be put on vertically and she did the rest.

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Add a few pieces of tissue paper for a tail.

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The finished rainbow fish.

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