Lacie (7) chose to paint over her fish with watercolor to make them look "like they were really under water."
Toby, my 1st grader, really got the message,"Blend in when you need to, stand out when you have a chance."
My multi-age group looked at "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. I have done salt dough fish inspired by her book before. The book has great messages for children like "Find your own way. You don't have to follow the crowd." Her illustrations are composed of bright and graphic painted rock-fish with full red lips (no fins or tails) combined with underwater photography. I always love it when a project brings forth so many varied approaches and results.