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Elementary [1st-5th] Powerpoint

Recycled POP Fish

Created on March 18, 2012 by lightARTed

This is a PowerPoint on how to create 3D fish from recycled 2 liter soda bottles.

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1. SWBAT become more aware of recycling and the environment through the creation of a sculpture using recycled materials.

2. SWBAT use recycled soda bottles in the creation of 3D fish.

3. SWBAT incorporate pattern in their designs.

1. 2 liter soda bottle
2. crayola gel fx markers, black permanent markers, color sharpies
3. fishing line
4. exacto knife
5. stapler
6. scissors
7. paper, pencils, and erasers for practice drawings
8. hot glue

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1. Cut the bottom end of the bottle and wash inside and out. Dry.
2. Draw the eyes, scales, fin, and other decorative parts of a fish with a black sharpie on the outside of the bottle.
3. Add color with Crayola gel markers and sharpies.
4. Cut two slits in the top and tie fishing line to hang or hot glue to the bottom end of the bottle for a table sculpture.
5. Lastly, staple the end and cut the tail to look like a fish!


Visual Arts Standard 3:
Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas

[5-8] Students integrate visual, spatial, and temporal concepts with content to communicate intended meaning in their artworks

Visual Arts Standard 5:
Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work and the work of others

[5-8] Students compare multiple purposes for creating works of art

Visual Arts Standard 6:
Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

[5-8] Students describe ways in which the principles and subject matter of other disciplines taught in the school are interrelated with the visual arts

Rhythm/Pattern, Form, Balance




  • Hope200 05/25/2013 at 04:45am
    I love the humor in this project! It would also be cool to use the clear pop bottles and create an ocean in a bottle inside the fish!

  • mtnbrooke7 05/27/2013 at 05:44am
    Cool! I'll have to give this a try!

  • mhonel 05/27/2013 at 07:15am
    Always looking to go green...thanks