Tropical Stained Glass Fish are perfect little activities for students to exercise their fine motor development while building knowledge of colors, shapes and light!
Our set of tropical fish is ideal for introducing fish to your students. Each design is based on a real fish. Show students the frame and then discuss the actual fish, what it is called and where it lives.
Start by popping out the frame from the backer sheet. Throw away scraps and remove the interior pieces. Note: There are two designs for each fish: One faces left and one faces right.
Use colored tissue paper or Roylco’s R15257 Stained Glass Paper to decorate the frames. Start by laying the frame over the paper and lightly tracing each of the interior spaces of the frame with pencil onto the paper. Remove the frame and redraw the outline of the shape with a large border around it. Cut out the new, larger shape and glue or tape onto the white side (back) of the frame. Repeat with the rest of the shapes within the frame. Once complete, you can glue the “mirror-image” frame onto the back of the frame and sandwich the pieces of colored paper between the two frames or leave the white side exposed.
Once the frames are finished, hang them up. The finished artwork looks great in a window. Alternatively, hang them from the classroom ceiling. Add some crepe paper seaweed to finish off your ceiling ocean scene.
Make an aquarium classroom mural! Arrange the Stained Glass Frames on a bulletin board. Draw, cut out and add other sea animals and vegetation. Cover the whole board with crunched up cellophane (available at gift stores where they sell gift basket wrap). The cellophane will give an artistic water look to your mural.
Make your own Stained Glass Frames! Start with a sheet of black construction paper. Draw a simple design on the paper using large, simple shapes. Poke the tip of a pair of scissors in each shape and using that as a starting point, cut out the shapes. Fill with colored tissue paper or Stained Glass Paper.
Watch a video below to learn more about making your Stained Glass Tropical Fish come to life!
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