Rainbow Fish – A Story About Sharing

05 May

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.


Empty dishwashing liquid bottle, cellophane paper, glue and paint brush

DS2 applying the cellophane paper

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.

Plastic bottle Rainbow Fish craft

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.


Posted by on May 5, 2011 in Art & Craft, Reading/Books


4 responses to “Rainbow Fish – A Story About Sharing

  1. Almost Unschoolers

    May 5, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I’ve never seen a Rainbow fish craft like this one – very nice!

  2. Michelle

    May 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    I love how this came out..I will have to save our empty dish washing detergent bottles for this project. We have a lot of “that mine” and not sharing going on at our house too, now that Juliette is getting older. This is the perfect book to help out with that.

    Thank you for linking up to stART :0)


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