One of our favorite books has been The Rainbow Fish. Recently it was one of the Virtual Book Clubs picks and we did a gross motor activity for it. My youngest asked if we could do another activity for the book.

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

One of our favorite activities lately has been changing up how we use stencils. My six year old just loves to paint with them. We used some of our favorite stencils for this activity. This rainbow fish is full of lots of fun creativity and fine motor fun.

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Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The first step we did was to use the stencil and traced it using watercolors. My youngest picked all the colors she wanted to use. She used purple to trace the fish outline. We let the tracing dry before we started the next step.

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Once the watercolor was dry, she picked out the dot markers she wanted to paint the fish. She had fun painting the fish with many different colors.

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

While our fish dried, she cut out the sea grass for the ocean. She got to pick how tall or small the grass would be. I just told her we might want to grass on the ocean floor for our fish to swim in. She glued the grass on the blue glitter cardstock.

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Then she cut out the fish to and glued it on the blue glitter cardstock.

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

The final step we did was to punch out some aluminum foil to use as our sparkle scales and glue them to our fish.

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Here is a look at our final picture:

Dot marker art bringing alive the fantastic children's storybook the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

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Hi! I’m Cassie from 3 Dinosaurs. I have three girls that are 6, 8 and 10. I blog about crafts, gross motor, and educational printables. I’m always looking for fun and creative ways to work with my girls.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

2 Comments

  1. I don’t know if you can fix the spelling but it says dot marker raindow fish.
    Love the idea and using it at the library for storytime this morning!

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