With Dr Seuss’ birthday on March 2nd, our household is celebrating Dr. Seuss all day this week!
So this morning, while big sister was away at school, my two and a half year old made Red Fish, Blue Fish props for our Red Fish, Blue Fish story session later this evening.
This is an easy craft for any toddler or preschooler to do independently. An adult’s assistance is only required to cut the tail and stick the same to the plate (and the ice-cream sticks if you plan to make these puppets.)
Here’s what you need:
- Quarter plate sized paper plates (You can use larger but if you’re making these puppets you may need larger “puppet” sticks)
- Blue and Red washable paints
- A paint brush
- Glitter (optional)
- Googly eyes
- Ice-cream sticks (optional)
- A pair of scissors
Making the fish.
Step 4: Now here’s where the adult steps in. Once the paint dries, cut a small triangle out from the area adjacent to where your child has stuck the eye. This becomes the tail. Stick this on at the back, with a strip of cello-tape. /
Step 5: If you want to make your fish puppets, all you need to do is tape the ice-cream sticks to the back and then you’re done!
Aren’t these adorable?
Enjoy reading the story out to your kids and treasuring their proud, accomplished expressions as they hold their props up!