I am a farm girl, married to my high school sweetheart. We grew up on farms 9 miles apart and went through 12 years of school together. I liked him in grade school, but it took until we were Juniors in high school to get him interested in me as more than a friend. I have never lived more than 10 miles from home, except in college, but have travelled as far as France, Germany and Switzerland. We live on our own farm and have raised three of our six kids. The last three are growing up fast.
Bible School had an ocean theme this year. We made my version of a water bottle fish.
I used the thinnest, cheapest water bottle I could find. These were from Wal Mart. The original directions I read said to twist the bottle at the narrow part, but I found that pinching/crushing that area was more effective. Use a chop stick or skewer to push out from the inside any areas that are crushed too much.
For smaller kids, cut up squares of various colored tissue paper can be pushed into the mouth of the bottle to color the fish. Older kids can spread Modge Podge (or thinned glue) onto the outside of the bottle and then place cut or torn tissue paper on it to color their fish. When done, spread more Modge Podge on top to seal. Let dry overnight.
I wanted to add a fin and found that duct tape worked well for this. We glued on googly eyes and twisted on the lid to finish. These were cute, simple and inexpensive.