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|CREATE|fishy foil painting

I'm trying to base our activities around a particular theme each month, May is our Garden and Nature month and so the activities we've been doing on Friday's are based around Garden and Nature, sometimes we've also thrown so additional ones in over the weekend.

This Friday we've been talking about our pond and the fish that live in the pond.

I wanted to do a little goldfish creative activity and so we created a fishy foil painting!  Painting is always a winner with T but I wanted to do something a little different, so I added lots of glitter glue to some orange paint.

A few weeks ago on Instagram I saw someone had been doing painting on foil, I thought this was a great idea, but I'm afraid I can't find the post or remember who it
 was - if you know or if it was you, please do let me know so that I can credit you!

For our fish, I thought painting on foil would be a good idea because with the glitter, sequins and foil our fish would be really 'fishy'

After painting our fish shape, we created our goldfishes scales, I found lots of sequins which we sprinkled over the wet paint, this did seem to stick them to the foil!

I'm never quite sure what to do with all of T's artwork.  I think it's common for nursery's to have a communication book and I like to add lots of photo's and artwork to ours so that I have a complete view of T's world - not just nursery.
We are encouraged by our nursery to add whatever we like to the book, so I've been purposely keeping T's artwork to a size that will fit into our communication book and sticking them in.  I love how I can keep everything together and the nursery gets an idea of the things we do at home.
If you have a go at making your own fishy foil painting do let us know as we'd love to see what you've created. Lx


  1. I have always wanted to try foil painting, but I keep thinking that Aarya would be more interested in scrunching it all up :/

  2. Oh, I have never tried this but it looks like lots of fun. Thanks for linking up #GoldenOldies

  3. What a clever idea! It looks great! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  4. I've got foil painting on my to do list but was just going to be free paining, nothing as beautiful as this fish! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  5. I love this idea. We did foil painting but just on a roll of foil, I never thought to cut it into a shape before. Love how it turned out #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  6. I love this! We've been meaning to paint on foil, but haven't got round to it yet. Will have to try something like this with the boys! :) x

  7. That's fab, I love doing creative things with my son, the fish looks very fishy :-)


  8. Brilliant idea! I bet my girls would love this, going to dig out the paints so we can try it this afternoon. Thanks, Becky x #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  9. Foil painting is on our to try list! I dont know how we have never tried it yet #ToddlerApprovedTuesday


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