As prescribed by Paulina Constancia
There are two very important people in my life who were born in March and fall under the Pisces sign. As you may know, the symbol of Pisces is the fish. So, I thought it would be nice to do a series of posts about fishes during the month of March. So from Monday, March 12th to Saturday the 17th, I will be sharing with you “Somethings Fishy”, a little tribute to my Dad – Gerry and my sister Edna – here’s to you, my dear Pisceans!
|“Pescado Relleno/Stuffed Fish”
by Paulina Constancia
means ‘stuffed fish in Spanish'(relleno is from ‘rellenar’ which means to fill or to stuff)
This is one of the hands-on art projects that I conducted at the Telus Science Centre Creative Kids Museum in Calgary. I had prestuffed the fish (and other creatures/shapes) and then the kids painted them and glued other add-ons
Today’s Creative Challenge:
To make a stuffed fish that you can paint and hang
You will need:
dimensional fabric/craft paint
add-ons of your choice (E.g. sequins,ribbon, fabric swatches, lace, etc)
yarn or embroidery thread
plastic loop for hanging
batting material (or recycled pillow material)
As for add-ons, here are some tips:
If add-ons will be painted over, glue them on when you sketch your design on fish. If it is to retain its color, add it when the painted fish is completely dry.
Thread yarn or embroidery thread (2-3 strands)onto a big needle. Knot. Sew this through middle top of fish (making sure to find the balanced center, if not fish will not hang properly). Thread 4 plastic beads and a plastic ring. Tie thread around ring at least twice to finish.