Fishing With Kids - Gyotaku
Smallmouth Bass basic ink print
I fish with my 9 year old niece quite often. She enjoys making Japanese Fish Prints(Gyotaku) from special fish she has caught. There are plenty of DIY videos available. Here are a few tips. Rough scaled fish are the easiest to print. Use non-toxic ink or paint. After the ink or paint has dried you can color them with colored pencils or watercolor. Have fun!! And bring lots of paper towels and hand wipes.
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