Lets begin by drawing and coloring a fish and some weight circles. I will explain and illustrate the drawing and coloring of one fish and some weights. You can do as many fish as you like for your mobile, I will be using seven fish total for mine one twice as large as the others.
Once you have drawn or traced a fish you will need to cut it out. If you used 40# paper you will need to use an X-acto or art knife to cut the fish. This will require a parent or guardian to accomplish.
DO NOT USE AN ART KNIFE OR ANY SHARP OBJECT WITHOUT THE INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION OF A PARENT, TEACHER OR GUARDIAN. ALSO DO NOT CUT YOUR FISH ON A SURFACE THAT YOU DO NOT WANT SCRACHED. USE A CUTTING BOARD OR OTHER CUTTING SURFACE APPROVED BY YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN.
After you cut out the fish you can color it any way that you want. Watercolor paints, crayon, color pencils, markers or any other way of putting color on paper. You can use the example or create your own design for your fish. You can even add characters from your favorite cartoon or movies like The Little Mermaid. All you will need is a template or drawing to use.
Make sure that you paint the fish on both sides, allowing them to dry on one side before coloring the other side. Take the fish outside and spray them with the workable fixative again making sure they dry on one side before spraying the other side. Once they have dried you will need to place a small hole in the upper fin somewhere where the fish will balance evenly. (Refer to the illustrations) I just used a heavy sewing needle to poke a hole in the fish.
Once you have poked the hole you will want to tie a 24-inch piece of thread, fishing line or string to your fish or weight. Place them to the side and continue on with the lesson.
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