Day 1: Students learned about Japanese Gyotaku prints and watched a short video demo. of an actual fish print taking place. After I got their attention was talked about fish prints and the country they originated from. Using the bottom of our shoes we used crayons to create a texture rubbing that would later become the body of our fish. After the rubbing was complete students added triangles for fins and half circles for scales. We then cut the fish out.
Day 2: We learned about coral reefs and watched a short video that helped students understand how amazingly complex reefs can be. Using crayons, we drew plants and animals in our reefs. Then, using tissue paper dipped in water, we painted our plants, animals, and sea water in vibrant colors. The fish were glued on during the first ten minutes of their next art class! Woo hoo, FUN!