Fishy Fun

It’s been a while since me and the boys did a painted project together. But we all love fishies, so when I saw Harmony Art Mom’s post on Paul Klee-inspired fish art, I roped the boys in to join me in having a go at it.

First of all, we wrote some fishy words with wax crayons. Gman went for an excerpt from an Edward Lear verse:

corpulent carp

Waif went for some bedtime fishy phrases. These are a bit of a tradition in our house. I have no idea why! We say “Night night. Cod bless. Sweet breams. Haddock good night’s sleep. See you in the prawning”. Just like all normal families :-). Suggestions for fishy related night time puns are always welcome btw.

cod bless

My choice was a tribute to my wonderful and much loved late granddad, who used to sing to us kids. “You shall have a fishy on a little dishy” was a perennial favourite.

fishy dishy

For the benefit of those of you who may not have had a singing Geordie grandfather, here’s the song. Take careful note of the proper pronunciation of boat πŸ˜‰

After writing our words, we added a watercolour wash in dark colours. While that was drying, we got out the Sharpies to create some fishies:

waif creates fishgman creates fish

And finally, we stuck the fishies in plaice (boom boom)

corpulent carp finishcod bless finishfishy dishy finish

Altogether now: you shall have a fishy on a little dishy, you shall have a fishy when the boat comes in.

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10 thoughts on “Fishy Fun

  1. Janet says:

    What fun!! They’re all cute.

  2. So so sweet!!! And what industrious and creative little artists you have there! Hugs, Sharon

  3. Laura says:

    Love these. πŸ™‚
    My Geordie grandad used to sing that to me too. πŸ˜‰ xx

  4. Allie says:

    Oh how cute!!! Whatever you do, don’t look for the song Fish Heads on youtube….3 years later I still have it stuck in my head.

  5. Andria says:

    Such great art-making! I have a CD that I have played for the girls since they were born, called This Little Piggie, and it has the song, “Dance to Your Daddy,” with that line about a little fishy in a little dishy, and it is one of my four-year-olds favorite songs. So sweet! And what you say before bed? PRICELESS!!

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