Fish Balloons

Fidgety Fish is so wiggly and fidgety that his mother sends him out to explore the ocean and burn off some of his energy.  He meets all sorts of interesting sea creatures and does lots of fun things but he still doesn't feel tired.  He comes to a new cave and decides to check it out.  Unfortunately, the cave turns out to be a very large fish and Fidgety Fish has swum right into his belly.  Now it's really time to wiggle and squirm!  The large fish burps Fidgety Fish out and he flies all the way home to his mother, where he is so worn out he falls asleep immediately.
Fidgety Fish looks a little like a balloon so I decided we could make some balloon fish.  We used small balloons, colored tissue paper, tape, scissors, and a magic marker.
I wrapped the tissue paper around the balloon and wrapped some tape around the end.
I squished to the ends to look like fins.
Then we drew faces on our fish.
Drew's is on the left and mine is on the right.  Lainey was sleeping. :)
We tried to shoot them into the big fish's belly (a big empty bowl) but no pictures of that.

Since this is also Dr. Suess week, I think this would be a great craft to go with The Cat in the Hat.  Who doesn't love that bossy little goldfish?
  Linking to ABC and 123, Crayon Freckles, stART, Sun Scholars, Living Life Intentionally, Toys in the Dryer , Tatertots & Jello, Sharing Saturday,  I Can Teach My Child
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  1. Yes, that bossy little goldfish is awesome! I love your balloon fish! I think my kids would love making them, too! I'm going to pin this--let me know if that's a problem!

  2. That's what I thought of too, the one fish two fish book! We're going to have to give this one a try too.

  3. Fidgety Fish is favorite in our house and these little balloon fish are just the cutest! Thanks for sharing!

  4. These are really cute and very simple.

  5. Just a thought...have you tried putting a marble in the balloon? Then it would be REALLY fidgety!

  6. How fun!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday, Lorie! Have a great week!!

  7. Stopping by from the Weekend Wrap UP Party!!!

  8. this is so fun! my son loves balloons! i bet he would get a kick out of this!

  9. We love fidgety fish...what a perfect craft to go along with it! We just did a balloon craft the other week, I know Emily and Juliette would love to do this one. Thank you for sharing and linking up to stART

  10. This turned out SO cute! What a clever idea! I am featuring this at TGIF this week - Come stop on by and grab and I was featured button & link up what you've been up to this week!
    Beth =)


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