Fish Sculptures


1st Grade Fish Sculptures

I do several projects using model magic on a cardboard base. It’s light weight, super easy & clean to work with.

Materials: Crayola Model Magic, Cardboard orĀ chip board rectangles, glue, acrylic paint, brushes, water cups, paper towels, pencil, paint tray

This is a 2 part project. 1 class sculpting and the next class to paint.

We sculpt the fish body first and glued it to the cardboard, then sculpted the tail fins, attach to the body and add a drop of glue under each tail fin to stick it to the cardboard. The clay slightly shrinks as it dries, so be sure it’s really attached to the body well. Add the side fin and the top fin and then an eye. Use the back of the pencil to indent a circle in the eye and the tip of the pencil to indent scales on the body and lines in the fins.

The Fish Sculpture dries over night. Then paint with acrylic paint.

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-Art Teacher in LA

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