Magic Color Scratch Fish Ornaments
Great for the Kids and Adults
These are great for keeping the kids entertained, but also can serve as a fun way to mark the occasion with all the family members. I had everyone design a fish for the party and everyone enjoyed it, even the men. There were four different designs and there were quite a few. It was easy to create a design using the wands provided. They were well worth their price. Great item.
April 6, 2009
kids were amazed by it and i didnt have to worry about paint, markers or colors in the house with 30 kids.
January 18, 2013
Fun project that did not match the kids attention span
Purchased these after reading all the rave reviews and was disappointed that the 4 and 5 year olds at the party did not seem that into it. Scratch off rainbow books are all the rage so I figured the kids would love to create their own fish and hang them on a big under sea background I had hung up. I was wrong. A few of the kids liked it but most spent about 2 minutes on it and were soon bored! (The under sea sticker project kept them much more entertained for a longer time). Maybe it was just that the younger kids could not grasp the idea of making designs as they scratched off but I was hoping this would be a 10-minute time filler as guests arrived and it didn't pan out.
I still think it was a good craft, decent value but buy the amount based on the number of scratch off sticks. I gave each child one stick and two fish to create so a pack of 24 really works best for 12 people/kids.
January 4, 2013
Kids loved these!
We planned this as a quick "filler" during this year's VBS. The kids LOVED these, and I was surprised at how much time they spent on this craft adding, adding details, scales, etc. Probably the most economical craft I have seen considering how much fun they had!
September 1, 2012
OMG i got these for a Dolphin/Under the sea birthday party.I received them and thought they were very cute not too much too them.Seemed almost like a waste of money since they are very thin.Once i was able to open the packaging i could not contain myself.I LOVED them this by far was the the most wanted thing in the party bags and the adults even enjoyed it.The only negative was i did not receive a pen/scratching tool for each(I did not read the description very well)But that really was not a big issue.I just wish i would have ordered 2 units instead of one!!!
June 26, 2012
So Fun - But Short on Sticks
I am a guidance counselor in an elementary school. I used these with my 1st grade class in conjunction with a lesson on one of the Rainbow Fish books. They are perfect, except that for a package of 24 fish, they only give you 12 sticks. I ordered several packages, so I just used sticks from another package so we could do the project quicker (as opposed to taking extra time if they would have had to share sticks). Great project, though!
March 16, 2012
My daycare kids absolutely love these scratch off projects. They enjoyed the turtles too and we are planning on purchasing several others. Some even like just scratching all of the top layer off so they can have a very colorful creation.
Great "time filler"....when there's not enough time to do a longer project but have some time to "use up" before the next task.
August 7, 2011
Great Value, Quality Product!
Our kids at VBS loved working with these. We let them each color 3, then glue them to cardstock, attach a verse, and cover with fish net. The end result was great. The only help the kids needed was explanation to get started, and praise for their artwork along the way. We had 20 kids ages 6-10 working on these, and they all enjoyed it a lot! Highly recommended.
August 4, 2011
Hit of the Party
These were e hit of the party. We made a big fish bowl to put on the wall. Everyone, kids and adults, decorated their fish and put them in the fish bowl. This kept everyone entertained. It was something everyone from 1 to 71 could all enjoy. Many kids even asked to take their completed fish an a new one home.
July 19, 2011
not so good purchase
My daughter loves to craft, but she went through these fish in no time flat. Several of them were minus the scratch off part and had to go in the trash. I found them cheaper at a local craft store.
May 31, 2011