The theme for the Family Fun linky from Denise over at Mum on a Mission for a Better Life last week was fish.
I’m late linking up with Denise as usual (one week I’ll make it on time!), but the 5yo and I had fun making a fish! With Pinterest providing ideas, and the 5yo choosing which one he wanted to try, we made a fish from lollipop sticks. The finished craft is slightly abstract, and coincidentally decorated in a very appropriate way to celebrate Memorial Day :)
You will need:
Six wooden lollipop sticks
Paint and brushes
Stickers, beads, stars etc. to decorate
The 5yo painted the lollipop sticks; painting one side, leaving to dry and then painting the other. He chose blue and red paint.
Once the lollipop sticks were dry we glued them together. The 5yo needed a little help here to position the sticks and line them up. We started by agreeing the pattern for the sticks. The 5yo then splodged the glue (enthusiastically!) while I positioned the sticks; before laying them with the ends hanging over the edge of a paper plate to allow them to dry without sticking to the newspaper!
Once the glue was dry he set about decorating his fish. He used stars (starting with a big yellow one for a ‘face’!), beads and googly eyes. As always, his decorations followed a pattern and when he was finished we realised it was somewhat reminiscent of the American Flag, which seemed appropriate as today is Memorial Day here in the US!
This craft needed to be done in stages, waiting for things to dry, but the 5yo is patient enough to do this. He enjoyed painting the lollipop sticks; choosing to make the fish stripey; and decorating it. And was, as always, very pleased with his creation :)