Wednesday, April 1, 2015

It's Water-Wise Wednesday with Frannie the Fish! {April Fools' Day}

It's April 1st and you know what that means: April Fools' Day!  Frannie learned about a fun tradition that she wants to share with you!  In France on April 1st, children will make paper fish and try to stick them on their family and friends' backs without them knowing.  If you have a fish on your back, you are called a "poisson d'avril" (April fish).  It is not clear why a fish is used, but it is believed that the French began celebrating "poisson d'avril" in the late 1500's when the King of France changed the calendar.  This change moved the New Year from the end of March to January 1st.  People who did not want to switch to the new calendar or kept celebrating the New Year in March had practical jokes played on them.

Frannie loved this idea and decided to color a picture of herself to prank people with!  Frannie wants you to join in the April Fools' Day fun and color the picture of Frannie provided or make your own upcycled fish.  Want to learn more about upcycling?  Check out the Upcycled Clothing Pin Snowflake Ornament blog here.

Frannie decided to print out and color the above photo!

After she was done coloring it, she cut it out and put a piece of tape at the top.

Frannie then stuck the fish on her friend's back!  Poisson d'avril!

Happy April Fools' Day!