2. Quickly, before your paint has a chance to dry (while it still has a “sheen” to it), sprinkle some salt on your painting (we used rock salt this time and it seemed to work even better than normal salt). Set your painting aside to dry overnight.
3. Now, use a pencil to draw a large fish in the center of another piece of the same size paper . Don’t worry about drawing a fish that looks exactly like one of the examples, but just combine different bodies, fins, tails, etc. to make your drawing “fish-ish”. Add some fun patterns and details.
4. Then, trace over your pencil lines with a black crayon, pressing hard.
5. Finally, use watercolors to paint your fish. Make it bright and colorful!
6. Let both paintings dry overnight. Then, the next day you can brush the salt off of your background painting. (For the salt to take full effect, it really is important to let your painting dry overnight, so be patient!)
7. Cut out your fish (or have an adult help you) and glue it onto the background. (“Yes! Paste” is the very best thing to use for this project, as it will dry flat and permanent and won’t peel up or pop off like glue sticks will!)