Looking for a simple craft activity for kids? This Under the Sea themed project using craft sticks is perfect for celebrating the arrival of summer. In just 3 easy steps, kids can make this adorable ocean fish scene!
Step 1: Background
First, paint about 9 or 10 craft sticks for your ocean background. Choose colors like teal or blue that represent the ocean. We recommend using a water based gel paint like our Color Splash!® Sheer Gel Paint that works great on wood. You can also use acrylic paint for a more solid look.
Step 2: Fish
Use scissors to cut a few craft sticks (about 4 or 5 inches) to make the fish. Choose what color you’d like to paint them. Let the paint dry, then cut out a fish tail shape using sticky felt and apply it to the fish. Add mini wiggly eyes, and paint a mouth or draw with marker. Glue the fish to the ocean background.
Step 3: Bubbles
Make the bubbles by dipping a pencil eraser (or any everyday object with a similar shape) in white acrylic paint!