Create a Fish Art Print!
For lots of first graders, “fish” conjures pictures from Finding Nemo, or perhaps a tank in a classroom or waiting room. When it comes to eating the stuff, if you can convince a kid to even think about it, then it's usually filleted or canned, and it's hard to see how it came from a lake or sea. Here's a delightful way to bridge the gap, with an activity that blends art with life science discovery. Not only is the result cool, but it looks a bit like a fossil print.
What You Need:
- One small (less than 11” long) whole, flat fish (try flounder, sole, or trout)
- Newspaper or plastic tablecloth to cover your table
- Non-toxic, water soluble tempera paint
- One paintbrush
- White 9x12” construction paper