Where do fish go when they get dressed up? Why, they go to the Goldfish Ball of course! This humorous take on an aquarium is made with a painted Smoothfoam ball that is perched on a tiny glass fish bowl. It’s easy to make and guaranteed to make you smile!
One 8” Smoothfoam ball (two half balls)
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Acrylic paints – deep yellow, orange, four different shades of blue
Scrap plastic sheet
Westcott Brand Scissors / Craft Knife / Cutting Mat
Orange paint pen
Black permanent marker
Clear acrylic sealer – gloss
Paint brushes – four of various sizes / plastic dish
Glass container for base
Plastic green sushi grass
1. Glue together the two halves of the Smoothfoam ball. TIP – keep the ball from rolling around by setting it on the roll of paper tape.
2. Starting with the darkest shade of blue paint and a large brush, paint large scrolls all over the Smoothfoam ball.
3. Continue with the next lighter shade of blue and use a slightly smaller brush to paint smaller scrolls on the ball. Repeat for the last two shades of blue, switching to smaller brushes and reducing the size of the scrolls.
4. Print out the artwork for the fish here. Draw the fish on the piece of scrap plastic (I used an old plastic folder) with the permanent marker. Cut the fish out with the craft knife to make two stencils.