I love "The Rainbow Fish". We did this book every year. My first graders did this project and LOVED it. I found some silver holographic wrapping paper that looked just like the book. We used that for our shimmery scales.
BLICK ART LESSON- A variation on Japanese Origami, Kirigami is created by folding paper and cutting portions away. This surprisingly uncomplicated relief sculpture is assembled with “rings” cut from double-sided sheets of colorful cardstock. The edges of the rings are folded, cut, unfolded, and layered concentrically (placed around the same center point) to make modern-day Kirigami designs.
Acrylic Painting 101: How to Start Painting with Acrylics