Amazingly, I even had the foam sea stickers! I bought a package of them from amazon that was three times the size I expected. I have enough of these to last 5 more projects!
I skipped the sand and 2nd color of paint. Too much for these little guys and my patience. ;)
The painting of the plates was quite time consuming for these kids and gave me lots of time to get a snack ready and feed the babies.
I used Dixie plates and wished I had used regular cheep paper plates. The paint was runny on the waxy surface. I added some flour to it to thicken it up.
The kids had a lot of fun doing these and ran out of room for all the fish they wanted. We used tape instead of staples and Saran Wrap for the window 'glass'.
This is one of the better projects Ive come across for 2 to 4 year olds. They were able to do mostly all of the steps themselves with minimal assistance. They were talking about ocean life and naming all the fish and asking questions about each one.
And best of all, they were super excited to show their loved ones and take them home to keep enjoying.
Definitely a success.
(The middle plate is the 1 year olds)