Dr. Seuss Preschool Art Project!
I found a fantastic blog for kid’s art lessons, grades K-6, called Deep Space Sparkle (a click on this photo will bring you to the blog). While my daughter is only 3, it’s still possible to do most of the art lessons with a bit of tweaking.
Nala is learning about Dr. Seuss this month and Deep Space Sparkle has a great idea for a “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” art project. I adapted the project for a 3 yr old…
I drew the fish with her instruction — I asked her where to put the eyes, what should the hair look like, does she have hands, is there a pattern on her tail? Then she painted it with kid’s washable paint.
We painted stripes across construction paper using a sponge. She loved this part!
Putting some scissor skills to practice, she helped me cut out the fish. Honestly, she helped more with cutting up the scraps of paper, but who’s looking? At least she got her practice in with the scissors!  ;)
We were out of “homer’s glue” (as she likes to call it) to glue the fish to the background, so we improvised and used packaging tape. This worked out nicely because when we taped the fish down, it gave a sort of 3D effect like the fish was swimming!
We ended up with the fabulous fish that you see above! Love the messy face.

Dr. Seuss Preschool Art Project!

I found a fantastic blog for kid’s art lessons, grades K-6, called Deep Space Sparkle (a click on this photo will bring you to the blog). While my daughter is only 3, it’s still possible to do most of the art lessons with a bit of tweaking.

Nala is learning about Dr. Seuss this month and Deep Space Sparkle has a great idea for a “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” art project. I adapted the project for a 3 yr old…

  1. I drew the fish with her instruction — I asked her where to put the eyes, what should the hair look like, does she have hands, is there a pattern on her tail? Then she painted it with kid’s washable paint.
  2. We painted stripes across construction paper using a sponge. She loved this part!
  3. Putting some scissor skills to practice, she helped me cut out the fish. Honestly, she helped more with cutting up the scraps of paper, but who’s looking? At least she got her practice in with the scissors!  ;)
  4. We were out of “homer’s glue” (as she likes to call it) to glue the fish to the background, so we improvised and used packaging tape. This worked out nicely because when we taped the fish down, it gave a sort of 3D effect like the fish was swimming!

We ended up with the fabulous fish that you see above! Love the messy face.