Here's our battered copy of Lucy Cousins' Hooray for Fish! that inspired the project. First we read it yet again, and then we talked about the bright colors as well as the many shapes and sizes of the fish.
Here's Sammy painting the flying fish. I have no pictures of him painting the blue ocean backdrop, but he did that, too.
Serious business all this art making. Sammy tends to mix the colors, making things brownish overall. I even set out a paint brush for each color, but he still mixed them. This is totally normal for his age, as I recall all the kids did it.
After letting the fish and seaweed dry, we re-inked the black outline, and then cut out the fish and seaweed. Following that, we glued the shapes onto the dry blue ocean backdrop. Here is Annabel's finished project.