How cute!Earth Day is around the corner. If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy project try my water bottle rainbow fish with your students. This project is ideal for PreK-2nd grade.
To get started, take a water bottle, remove the label, and then pinch the bottle towards the bottom and twist it so you have a fish shape. The water bottle opening is the “mouth” of the fish and the portion that gets twisted is the back of the fish.
Then, take small pieces of tissue paper and glue them to the bottle. You can either get pre-cut pieces, or, have your students cut or tear small pieces from larger pieces of tissue paper.
It’s best to “paint” the glue onto the bottle one small section at a time. Then, add the tissue paper to the section where you have put glue on the bottle.
You don’t want to cover the entire bottle in glue all at once—just a little section at a time.
It’s also important that after you have glued the small pieces of tissue paper down, you spread glue on top of them as well. This will help keep the tissue paper pieces on the bottle and not sticking up all over.
Start at the mouth and work toward the tail—painting with glue, sticking tissue paper on the bottle, and then adding a layer of glue on top of the tissue paper.
Add some googly eyes and use sticky back foam for some extra touches. If you are feeling really brave break out the glitter!