Start with a 12 x 12 piece of card stock in a light color like white or yellow. Paint waves about 1/3 from the top and paint the entire bottom blue so the bottom 2/3's of the paper is blue. If some blue paint goes outside the line, don't worry, it will look like ocean spray or a big wave. One of our little crafters painted in a tsunami for her dad. :)
Before the paint dries, sprinkle the page with blue glitter. Let it sit for a minute and shake the excess onto a paper plate. Let dry completely. This won't take more than five or ten minutes.
While my kids were waiting for the paint to dry, they decorated a jar like the ocean. They also cut out fish and wrote a reason why they love their dad on each one. The put all their little fish in a jar. I know my husband is going to enjoy reading each little "fishy" note that fills this jar. I think my kids are looking forward to adding more notes to dad throughout the whole year.
Once the fish is dry, add a google eye (the big ones are pretty cute.). Use a red marker to draw on lips. You can add some sea weed if you'd like.
Be careful on this step. Mysteriously while I was helping the kids make their hand print fish, a hand print appeared on my wall.
Now, use stickers to write out, "I'm hooked on Dad!" Last, draw a hook near the mouth, a round bobber above the hook, and a fishing line towards the top of the paper. You can frame it or place it in a plastic sleeve if you'd like.
How cute is that?
Happy craftin' and Happy Father's Day!