Watercolor Fish – Swimmy

We have been looking forward to this month’s Virtual Book Club! My girls just loved Leo Lionni and we have so many of his books. It was hard to pick between the three books for this month’s choices.

We have done several of the watercolor cookie cutter paintings. Our first one was a heart collage. They are fun way to do the painting. Plus allows for little kids to make great pictures with them.

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We have been doing a few ocean activities and we picked Swimmy because it fit right in with what we were doing. This is an easy activity that multiple ages can do. The cookie cutters make it so younger ages can do the activity as well. Even if the cookie cutter moves you still get the idea of what it was.

What you need for this watercolor painting activity

fish cookie cutter

Watercolor Fish - Swimmy - 3Dinosaurs.com

How to Make the Watercolor Swimmy

First she painted all the red fish on the paper. We used different color that were close to read as well as read.

Watercolor Fish - Swimmy - 3Dinosaurs.com

Then she painted on our black fish on top of the fish she had already painted. That made our eye of our fish.

Watercolor Fish - Swimmy - 3Dinosaurs.com

She then added eyes to all the fish on her painting. This made each of the individual fish stand out more.

Watercolor Fish - Swimmy - 3Dinosaurs.com

Here is a look at our final product:

Watercolor Fish - Swimmy - 3Dinosaurs.com

Also be sure to check out our other Swimmy Activity: Finger Print Fish

Check out these other ocean activities:

Looking for more Ocean Activities? Check out the round up of all the Ocean and Beach Activities on 3 Dinosaurs.

June Virtual Book Club: Leo Lionni

Check out all the Swimmy activities:

Check out all the Little Blue and Little Yellow activities:

Check out all the A Color of His Own activities:

Here are some other Leo Lionni books you can check out:

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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7 Responses to Watercolor Fish – Swimmy

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  2. Oh, I love the idea of using the cookie cutter as a template for painting. Plus, they look just like the illustrations. Love it!

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  4. My son wanted to paint a picture after reading Swimmy. We used watercolors and the exact same fish cookie cutter. Or I should say my daughter and I used the cookie cutter. My son wanted to paint on his own. 🙂 I love how yours turned out!!

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