I don’t know if it’s the beautiful colors or the sweet story, but there is something very special to me about the book The Rainbow Fish. If you have never read it before, I found a great reading by Ernest Borgnine below.
God has blessed each of us with wonderful talents and much like the Rainbow Fish, others can see that greatness in us. But when we keep that greatness to ourselves, in essence it’s pride. The Rainbow fish had something they all wanted and he didn’t want to share what he had, for fear he would be less. What is even more interesting to me is that the others contained a talent just as beautiful, but UNTIL the rainbow fish shared his scales, they couldn’t see the treasures that were hidden within themselves.
Never forget how great and beautiful you and your children are inside. And never feel less because your gift may not be a sparkly and bright.
That’s our focus today, as we paint our own fishes let them represent that special gift that you see on the inside of yourself. Let it be grand and beautiful and amazing just like you were created. Scroll down to see the craft.
The Colorful Fish
Fish Supply List: Styrofoam Plates, Acrylic Paints, Paintbrushes, large googly eye, dab of glue and a stapler
- Stack two plates on top of each other and cut out a triangular pie wedge (save this part)
- Using the acrylic paints ( I get the little ones from Walmart) paint the outside of all the pieces
- After it has dried, put the large pieces facing each other so they give a 3D effect. Using a triangle piece, tuck the point in the back of the fish and staple together. This will make it look like the fish has a tail. Continue stapling all around the edges.
- The last wedge piece should be fastened with a staple to create a fin. See photo.
- Glue the googly eye in place and Voila! a Colorful Fish
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It’s crazy, but one of the main reasons I like this book is because it’s all lists, which reminds me of me. I am always making a list of something and what amazed me most, is that the author made it into a book. When I told my mom this she could not believe it was just lists. I also thought the main character in this book was kind of rude at the beginning. We were able to borrow our copy from the library app Overdrive.