My friends Corrie and Michael are expecting a baby in November, and I volunteered to help with their gender reveal party. Michael, resident fisherman, wanted to reel in a pink or blue fish from a lake. I made the fish, and his friend (the only one with the inside info on the gender) attached the correct one to the pole and let Michael reel it in.
I drew out the design on some leftover pieces of wood and then had them cut out with a jigsaw.
Next came the painting. I've been getting into painting more and more recently, and I've really been enjoying it. After I was happy with the results, I sprayed each one with multiple (like 10) coats of clear water proof acrylic spray.
Drilled holes in the mouths, attached a hook and a heavy sinker on each one so they wouldn't float.
Here are C & M before the big moment.
And the result.....
I'm thrilled for my friends and was so happy to be a part of their celebration.
Annnnnnnd, not to self promote, but if anyone else is interested in a a fish-themed gender reveal party, I'm your girl.