Our friend wanted to do a canvas painting with our toddlers and we decided on making handprint fish. While it's simple enough for toddlers, it's still fun for kids through early elementary aged. This canvas art can be used as home decor and doubles as a creative keepsake.
How to make the Handprint Fish Canvas Art
We gave each of the boys their own canvas and let them paint the water background with white and 2 different shades of blue. Have them use a paintbrush to swirl the paint everywhere. This is a great way to get them more involved in the project.
After it dried, we made handprints which we then turned into fish. You can design the fish however you'd like. Ours have a stripe or two on them.
We also made thumbprint fish and fingerprint bubbles. Lastly, I painted in my son's name (not shown) and the date.
His friend's finished artwork.
Such a cute decoration for our home! My son has his hanging up in his bedroom and his friend has his in their living room.
See also: Ocean Crafts made with Handprints and Footprints
These handprint fish canvas keepsakes make great gifts such as a creative Father's Day idea or a Christmas present for the grandparents.
OMG, I have been exploring your site! Such cute things. I am totally doing this one when I have my son's next little sibs play date (especially since my last name is Fish!) Newest follower! Emily