- Piece of paper
- Blue paint
- Desired paint color for fish
- Googly eye, eye sticker or black marker
- Glue (if using googly eye)
- Other color paint or crayons
- Paper plate and sponge (optional)
A wonderful Father's Day craft for all ages. My son's preschool did this craft. I couldn't find the exact template so I made one with a different font for the words. You can download it here.
- Print the template on white paper.
- Let your child color the fishing pole in crayon, if desired.
- I like to use a paper plate and cheap sponge (can get a pack at the dollar store) for making handprints. I find it makes it a lot easier. So if you use my method, pour some paint on a paper plate. Take the sponge and blot it on the paint. Wipe off any globs. Then dab your child's hand with the sponge.
- Have your child place their painted hand on the paper. You might need to help them.
- I would let the handprint dry and then let your child finger paint the blue along the bottom for the ocean.
- When the fish is dry you can glue on a googly eye, draw one or use an "eye" sticker.
Here are alternatives for this craft that you can do as well:
- I'm Hooked on Daddy - You can easily use a black marker to draw the line and fish hook and write (or have your child write) "I'm hooked on Daddy.
- I'm Hooked on Daddy (no paint) - very similar to the other one except you use construction paper for the handprint
- Hooked on Papa - This one uses a footprint for the fishing pole and the handprint for the fish