Project Title: 3D Fish
Descriptions: Students create a 3D Fish using crayons and stuffing it with paper
Grade Level or Target Age Range: Preschool to early elementary
Historical Art Examples or References: N/A
Vocabulary: Scales, fish, circle
Materials: stapler, staples, paper, crayons
Anticipatory set: Read the story Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister as an introduction of fish
- Pre-cut fish with a fold on one side
- Draw an orange half circle about 1/4 from the front of the fish (look at picture for example)
- Color in the lips red of the fish
- Make a black eye on the fish
- color the space between the orange line and the lips yellow
- Make green lines on the tail
- Make blue “U” going along the body to make scales
- Color the scales purple
- Stuff fish with a sheet of paper and staple around fish
- Then hole punch top part of fish and thread yarn through so it can hang
Discussion: Questions for Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister)
- Did you ever have something someone else wanted?
- How does rainbow fish feel about sharing?
- What do you think he should do?
- How do the other fish feel about rainbow fish?
The children become engaged in the story by the questions enjoyed making their own fish.