This is a fun craft for kids of all ages!
My son was 20 months old when we made this.
First, pour a few watercolors in a paint palette or small dishes
Let your child paint a piece of paper.
Set aside to dry.
Take a second piece of paper and let the child color it with markers.
Cut different colors of construction paper into tiny pieces
These will be fish scales.
Let the child glue pieces all over the paper with the marker on it.
I helped him place glue on the pieces and he placed them on the paper.
By now your first paper with the watercolor should be dry.
I gave my son glitter glue to paint all over the paper.
You could also use glitter glue pens or make your own glitter glue by adding loose glitter to white school glue.
When both papers have completely dried, draw an outline of a fish on one. Cut this out and use it as a template for the other paper. When tracing on the other paper, remember to put the right sides together (or wrong sides together).
Place the wrong sides together and either staple or tape all the edges leaving an opening at the mouth. Stuff crumpled newspaper inside. Finish by closing the mouth. I also added giant googly eyes and drew on facial details.