Rainbow Fish Book & Foil Painting

A favorite Back to School read with a craft to pair with it.

Rainbow Fish has been a children's classic since its publication. The Rainbow Fish is an international best-seller and a modern classic. Eye-catching foil stamping, glittering on every page, offers instant child appeal, but it is the universal message at the heart of this simple story about a beautiful fish who learns to make friends by sharing his most prized possessions that gives the book its lasting value.

Pair the book with this fun activity from iheartartsncrafts. This foil fish craft is great for working on fine motor skills and color mixing as well.

Materials Needed:

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Paint

  • Q-Tips

  • Paint Brushes

  • Scissors

Fish Template

Click on link for fish template above. Print out the fish template on cardstock.

Trace the fish onto aluminum foil.

Next, you can start painting. We used colors that went with the book but you can get creative and use any you’d like.

Finally, BEFORE your paint dries you’ll want to do this final step. Take some Q-tips and use them to draw designs onto your fish so that the shiny foil shines through. You’ll need a few Q-tips for this step because once the tips are covered in too much paint they don’t wipe the paint off as well.

You can complete the craft by gluing it to a piece of card stock paper so that they’re easier to display.

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