Fork Painted Fish Craft

While we’ve been reading about fish, we’ve been creating a whole school of fish crafts. Last week we shared our marbled fish craft. We also painted with forks to make some more tropical fish for our large group mural.

Fork Painted Fish Craft

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To make our fish we used white card stock, plastic forks, and  washable tempera paint.

Painting with Forks

We have used forks for painting since we learned about inchworms, so it was like a whole new experience for the kids.

Fork Painting

They experimented with ways to hold the fork, tapping it, dragging it, swirling it, and more.

Preschool Art-Fork Painting

When they were finished, I cut out a basic fish shape, and we had some very colorful fish to add to our display.

Fork Painted Fish-Art for Kids

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  1. What a lovely idea. I’ve featured this on the Sunday Showcase this week.

  2. Oh I love this idea SO much! I will be trying this with my 2 year old son and niece soon. Hopefully they don’t try and eat the paint lol!

    By the way, your “basic” fish shape is so much more advanced than mine would have been! 😉

    • I’m so glad you like the idea, Erica! Hopefully the kids like the painting process so much they don’t eat it. 🙂

      And thanks! I’m not very artistic, so I appreciate that you like the fish shape.

  3. I love this craft. I just pinned it and will be featuring it this week at Meaningful Mama. Thanks so much for linking up at Mom’s Library. I love your content and hope you’ll be joining us again this week!

  4. I love this! My son and husband love to go fishing, so we will def be doing this for a father’s day gift!! Ps. Your daughter has the most beautiful eyelashes in the world!!

    • What a fun and meaningful gift idea that celebrates one of their favorite times together. Love it!

      And thanks–she’s definitely got her Daddy’s eyelashes. 🙂

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