Flying Sparkly Fish

flying fish sparkles

Add the word “fancy” to your Flying Fish when you decorate them with glitter glue!

Age: 5+

Duration: 15 minutes

Learning Objectives: Learn about the different types of Flying Fish. Exercise fine motor skills with glitter glue application. Create a dimensional fish from raised scales, fins and gills.

You’ll Need:

R51082 Flying Fish

• Paint

• Paintbrush

• Glitter glue


flying fish sparkles

Color your Flying Fish with a wash of tempera paint. Kids can color in the whole sheet or alternate coloring with other colors. Wait until the fish are dry before popping them out from their paper backing.

flying fish sparkles

Some students opted to decorate their Flying Fish with multiple colors.

flying fish sparkles

Once the fish were dry, our campers then added a finishing touch. First, they dabbed a few spots of clear glue onto the fish scales…

flying fish sparkles

…then sprinkled on a bit of glitter! Make sure to place your Flying Fish project onto a sheet of newspaper or a paint tray to hold all the excess glitter.

flying fish sparkles

We then tipped the Flying Fish on their sides to let the excess glitter slide right off. We used a variety of glitter colors, such as green, gold, blue, red and silver.

flying fish sparkles

The campers then waited for the glitter glue to dry before heading over to our photo backdrops!

flying fish sparkles

We cut out waves from cardboard and painted them with blue and white stipple effect.

flying fish sparkles

We strung up our Flying Fish and pretended to “reel them in”!

flying fish sparkles

We got the best reaction from this camper who struggled to bring her catch above the waves!

flying fish sparkles

Best catch of the day!! Look at the sparkles on that one!


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