These fish were made with Crayola's Model Magic Clay. Each 4 oz bag of clay is split between two children. They pull a small amount of clay off their chunk to make two large eyeballs. The fish body is formed from one chunk of clay. Students pinch the fin shapes and stick their pinkie finger into the clay for the mouth. The tail is snipped with a scissors to split it.
Sculptures are interesting on all sides. So after the paint dried we drew skin textures on both sides of the fish, either scales, lines, or dots with permanent black marker. Finally we glossed the fish for a wet look with Sax True Flow Gloss Tempera Varnish.