Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The 69 Fish Project

I survived and thrived at the Art Under the Elms and have been getting ready for our youngest's graduation this weekend. I always offer to help with my senior's party decorations. The party planners had an idea related to fish and I said I would make them. So here's how they started.

I like to use paper grocery sacks as my paper base and I have a random assortment of house paint to work with...



Next step was to cut out my fish pattern leaving a hinge on the top fin. It's really 72 fish but hey...



Time for the eyes and body art...



Next step was to feed the fish. The Party planners needed numbers on the fish for the random drawing of prizes. I could have made these one-sided critters and put the number on the back, but why go simple when you can make it fun. So we (as in my mom) attached the numbered tag to a plastic frog or centipede or who knows what, and stuffed each fish.



In this last picture, the stuffed fish are awaiting final closure.



Next step - create habitat. Stay Tuned...