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Materials: Paper plates, scissors, stapler, crayons, buttons, glue.
What to do: Help
your child cut out a large "V" from the side of a paper plate. Help
your child staple the "V" shape, pointed side in, to the opposite side
of the same paper plate. Cut a medium-sized "V" (this will be the dorsal
fin) and a long thin "V" (this will be the pectoral fin) from an extra
paper plate. Staple the dorsal fin to the top of the fish shape and the
pectoral fin (point side up) to the bottom. Use bright-colored crayons
to make the artwork resemble a tropical fish. See any book from the Rainbow Fish series
for examples. Glue a button on the fish for an eye. If available, glue
glitter on the fish to achieve the look of the characters in the Rainbow Fish stories.
Related Books: Any from the Rainbow Fish series by Marcus Pfister.