Easy funky cottage crafts: fish prints

By Liann Bobechko »Liann Bobechko

November 9th, 2010

Fish painting

Andrea says: The fish prints were really fun to do—painting the slimy body before it got cut up and eaten was a highlight. If I were to do it again I’d use better quality paper to avoid the buckling that you can see in the images. I also really like that the kids wrote the date and type of fish below it on the paper—reminding us of a summer when we actually caught something.


Cottage Life contributor and Georgian Bay cottager Andrea Curtis sent an email the other day telling us about a few crafts she and her two boys did at the lake this summer.

It’s a perfect cottage activity in my books: You’re commemorating a proud moment (the catching of the fish), you’re interacting with and learning about nature, and you’re creating a really neat (and I’d say, beautiful) keepsake. I’ll share more of her ideas in the next couple of days. Stay tuned!


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Nov. 13, 2010

2:00 pm

I'll email them to you ASAP!


Nov. 12, 2010

3:53 pm

That's a fun idea, Marissa. Thanks for sharing it with everyone. If you want to email me photos I'll post them up for all to see!


Nov. 12, 2010

2:04 pm

Liann At my Cottage, me and my sister find flatish round rocks and make rock bugs. We paint the whole rock, then add wings, a head, eyes, mouth and freckles. We also paint shells with flowers and make rock bug families! Maybe this is an idea that you can post! Marissa :)

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