It’s such a sweet book…
Deep in the sea there lives a happy school of little fish. Their watery world is full of wonders, but there is also danger, and the little fish are afraid to come out of hiding . . . until Swimmy comes along. Swimmy shows his friends how—with ingenuity and team work—they can overcome any danger.
Though, my absolute favorite thing about this book is the artwork – it’s organic, and beautiful, and colorful, and lovely. It made me think of handprints, finger-painting, and handmade art. That’s when this lovely idea popped into my head! Let’s make some stamps! Some super simple stamps that create the most magnificent organic fish shapes – using craft foam. SERIOUSLY these are beyond simple to make – it took us all of 5 minutes TOTAL to make them & get our stamp on!
Here’s what you’ll need to make these DIY stamps:
- fish templates (see below)
- adhesive backed foam sheet
- wooden rectangles
- plain stamp pad & multi color stamp pad
How to make these DIY stamps:
- Print out the fish templates.
- Trace the fish outline, hard with pencil.
- Flip the template over and rub the back of the penciled outline (with your finger) onto the foam, transferring the fish shape outline onto the foam.
- Cut out the fish shapes in the foam.
- Remove the adhesive backing from the fish shapes.
- Attach a fish shape to each wooden rectangle.
See – told ya – super duper easy – no artistic talent needed whatsoever. Time to get stampin’!
I even made a print with it, created some little air bubbles, and added a fun little quote “swim in your own direction”! Imagine the awesomeness that is possible with these DIY stamps – different shapes, colors, & textures for starters!
And here are the FREE printables – just enter your name & email and I’ll send ya the downloadable link straight away to your inbox – BAM – just like that!
DIY Stamps – Mama Miss
Fishy Math Practice with Swimmy – Inspiration Laboratories
Sticky Fish Craft for Toddlers – Toddler Approved
Watercolor Fish – Swimmy – 3 Dinosaurs
Swimmy- Alphabet Fish Game – The Educators’ Spin On It
A Color of His Own activities
Chameleon Color Change Activity – Still Playing School
Little Blue and Little Yellow activities
Little Blue and Little Yellow Sensory Writing – Growing Book by Book
No Mess Colour Theory Experiment – Rainy Day Mum
Mess Free Rainbow Sensory Bags – The Pleasantest Thing
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