I start this project by having each child make a "bubble painted" paper (technique is posted in painting techniques). This time because of time constraints, I prepared the painted paper but they could do that as well.
(To make the painted paper in a very quick and easy way I just paint the top of the construction paper with a large paint brush and tempera paint. I paint pretty thick. Then I press another piece of construction paper on top, rubbing it into the paint. Lift it off and you have two painted papers!)
Step One: I make fish tracers out of file folders. Child picks out a tracer, traces the fish and cuts it out. I also make fin tracers.
Step Two: Add details with crayons.
Step Three: Glue on fins.
Step Four: Glue to the bubbly paper. Add details to ocean.
Step Five: This is the final detail - adding sequins and little beads.