Using card stock, I drew and cut out salmon the best I could.
Then the girls wrapped each fish in tinfoil and marked eyes, fins etc with a dulled pencil.
Coloring with felts made these sweet fish seem to come alive.
Creating a 3D life cycle was something I wanted to try and I think this really captured the essence of how it all works.
Pasting gravel shaped cut paper down first was helpful to understand the life below water level.
She then covered it with tissue paper to show river and ocean waters.
Labeling each phase with a brief description completed this project nicely.
K loves her lap books and seeing just how much stuff we can pack into them is a certain goal of hers.
We were able to get a lot of literature and hand outs form DFO and the fish hatchery as well.
This is an inside view of it, but I realize now looking at here on the blog it needs a bit of color.
We had taken out 2 whole salmon to have to BBQ on a fire for dinner as a celebratory end but time got away so I guess it will be tomorrows dinner instead.
Art Du Jour!
Seeing an idea to glue salt to paper and paint it after it is dry sounded so neat...in theory.
I envisioned the watery paint following the salt trails as they soaked up the paint.
Neat sounding...not so neat working.
Maybe I need more salt.
Regardless the ladies thought it was fun and that is the main thing.