Friendly Fish or Piranha?!

friendly fish or piranha
Yesterday I was working in an Art Room & I got one of the classes to make some ‘Fish or Piranha’ pictures – so much fun!

I originally saw this idea on Pinterest. Here is the original link:
http://plastiquem.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/peix-o-piranya.html?m=1

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I really loved this clever art project & wanted to try it but when I clicked on the link the instructions weren’t in English. By looking at the pictures & playing around with some paper, I think I worked out the fold correctly.

1. Start off with a piece of drawing paper. I used an A4 sized piece but if you had more time, students could make A3 sized pictures.

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2. Lift up the bottom edge & fold the paper on half.

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3. Fold down the top flap.

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4. Draw the fish in pencil. Draw in a small smile, close to & touching the fold line. Add spots, scales or lines to decorate. It’s very important to draw all the fish detail in first so that when it’s folded down all the lines join up!

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5. Open up & finish piranha – connect lines, draw mouth & teeth (first bottom tooth starts from the smile line).

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6. Go over with black marker.

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7. Add colour with pencils, crayons or water colours. I used crayons for this example.

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Hope you enjoy this art project as much as I did! I have tried this activity with Years 1-5 and they have all enjoyed it. The year 1s and 2s needed more direct instruction but were able to do all of the folding and drawing themselves.

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