Finny The Shark helps us learn opposites with this fun craft! With our printable template and a little careful gluing, you’ll have a great tool to show your little ones an example of big and small. That being said, this isn’t really a fun craft to tackle with your little one, but rather something you could put together on your own that will make your little ones smile. At first, they’ll see a picture of Finny The Shark, but then, Finny opens wide and we find two little fishes swimming in their mouth! A big fish, and little fish! Learning opposites with lots of giggles!
Things you’ll need
- Template – print out
- 2 toothpicks
- 2 medium-size popsicle sticks
- Glue gun *if you don’t have a glue gun, sticky tack will work, but won’t last as long.
Cut out Finny The Shark and the little fish from the printed template.
Turn the cutouts over and place the top and bottom half together. Line up the popsicle sticks, one on the top part of Finny The Shark, and one on the bottom. Line them up as closely as you can without having them stick out. Glue into place with a glue stick – you can add tape for extra security.
Place the clothespin at the tail end of the popsicle sticks with the axis (spring end) lined up to the end of both sticks – one part of the clothespin is glued to the top popsicle stick, and the other to the bottom. Glue them into place using hot glue and a glue gun – this will help secure the uneven surface of the clothespin.
Trim the tops off of the toothpicks. Glue the little fish to each tip. Squeeze the clothespin to open Finny The Shark’s mouth, and line up the little fish where you would like them to be seen in the open mouth. Glue the toothpick’s ends to the bottom popsicle stick, and trim if needed.
Have fun open and closing Finny The Shark’s mouth, and revealing the little fish!
Get the printable template to make your own Big Fish, Little Fish craft, and practice opposites with your little one!
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