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ART PROJECT CORAL REEF Reef Nutfish

Coral Reefs are treasured Australian inheritance. Healthy reefs sport an abundance of life, fish, coral, sea snakes, sea stars and urchins, turtles, jellies and so much more! Coral fish are often striking to look at so we are going to consider how to make a small fish on a coral reef.

 Above find a photo of a nut found in a suburban garden. What does it look like? Why do you think so? Would you like to try your hand at it?

But what does a fish look like? Fins, eyes, body, gills are some of the parts of a fish. Although fish have different sizes and shapes there are some main features.  Do you think you need to include all the features for people to understand that your creature is a fish?

You will need:

Look at what you have on hand that might make a good fish body. It could be a gumnut or it might be a piece of cardboard you can cut to shape.

Think about what fun features your fish will make your fish fit in on a coral reef. Does it lie on the bottom of a dark grotto? Does it hide under a coral plate or in an anemone?

You will need some tools, perhaps a pencil, scissors, perhaps colourful paper or paint.

What to do:

Gather your materials and design your fish

If you need to, cut the material to shape

Decorate with paint or paper

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