Tiddler the Story Telling Fish craft

By | May 8, 2014

My 4 year old is a huge fan of Julia Donaldson and her books. He also loves to craft and make something connected to each story. Last night we laid out all the books (yes, we own all of them!) and he decided which one he wanted to read today. He chose Tiddler the Story Telling Fish which is one of my favourites too!

The smallest fish can tell the tallest tales …
“Sorry I’m late, Miss. I set off really early but on the way to school I was captured by a squid. I wriggled and I struggled till a turtle came and rescued me.”
“Oh, no, he didn’t.”
“OH, YES, HE DID.”
Tiddler is a little fish with a BIG imagination! What ever will he come up with next?

After reading the story we decided to make our very own Tiddler with air drying clay and all the pirate treasure we collected on our recent holiday by the sea. We had a good look at the pirate treasure and split it into three groups: sea glass, shells and pottery.

tiddler craft

We took a big handful of the air drying clay and shaped it with our hands into a Tiddler fish shape.

tiddler craft

The Big Brother started decorating our Tiddler with our collection of beach finds until he had covered the whole fish.

tiddler craft

I think Tiddler looked pretty good by the time we finished so we left him to dry for 24 hours.

tiddler craft

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