Thursday, 19 March 2015

Magazine Fish

This lesson was inspired by this pin I viewed on Pinterest.

What you need:
  • Tempera paint in light and dark green, light and dark blue, yellow and red (in squeeze bottles - I use recycled tomato sauce bottles)
  • White A3 paper
  • Magazines
  • Glue
  • Scissors

How To:
  • Ask each child to draw a horizon line along the top of their page
  • Go around and squeeze the blues and greens onto the bottom half of the page in squiggles
  • Ask them to paint these around not mixing them too much (this was a great way to ensure they had a variety of colours in the sea and it was exciting for them as we had not painted this way before)
  • Repeat the previous step with the yellow and red on the top part
  • Leave to dry 
  • The following lesson have a good stack of old magazines available and ask them to cut out fish and sailboats to add to their pictures.  I also had out some oil pastels and black markers.

The Results:

The children really seemed to enjoy cutting the fish out of the magazines.  Most were food magazines so I think they were all a little hungry at the end of it (me too..)  See if you can spot the flower fish, the parrot fish, a chocolate fish and a car fish.....


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