To complement our fish recipe, we read The Rainbow Fish and made two fish crafts. This book was just the right topic with all the “It’s mine!” that has been going on in our house. A gentle tale like this one is really helpful in reinforcing the spirit of sharing.
These are the materials we used. Probably any clear plastic bottle will do. The cellophane paper was actually Quality Street candy wrappers that we had saved. I thinned out the glue with some water for easy application.
While gluing on the pieces of cellophane, we went over all our colours. It is also neat that when you hold the bottle up against sunlight it creates a very beautiful effect.
We cut out tail and fin from cardstock and coloured them before gluing to the bottle. You can see the one special silver fin (aluminium foil) that is left on the rainbow fish after sharing the rest with his friends.
We also used our pattern blocks to make a pattern block fish.