The project was based the book Fish Eyes by Lois Ehlert.
After I read the book, I introduced the activity. The students received a tan fish template which they needed to decorate, glue onto a white paper, and finish the pre-written sentence: My fish is __________. We brainstormed different kinds of fish that they could make - fancy, colorful, striped, polka-dotted... they came up with some good ideas! Then they got to working.
This was the teacher's sample picture.
And this is a bad picture of some of the students' work. They did a great job of covering the whole fish with color, and none of their fish looked alike!
The students really enjoyed this activity, and I will definitely be hanging on to the templates if I do an ocean unit in the future!