These came out fabulous! The watercolor/salt background is perfect. You're making me think, maybe it's finally time for me to finally post my silly gyotaku story.
I'd like to hear that story!! My funny story about gyotaku was from my first year of teaching. I had a 1st/2nd multi-age class and thought I would treat them to making gyotaku with real fish. My classroom was on the playground, so we would work outside. A market was right across the street, so getting the fish was no problem. One glitch was that the weather was quite warm, but since we were outside I figured the odor wouldn't be an issue. What I hadn't counted on was the reluctance of 6-yr olds to touch (or even look at) a fish with an eye looking back at them. I can't remember now whether some were actually in tears or not, but, needless to say, it was NOT such a fun experience for all!!
These turned out so utterly amazing! They are all so professional looking! Did you use watercolour for the background (water) paper? I also like how you have plastic containers on the tables for kids to throw out their paper scraps- brilliant!
Thanks. We used diluted liquid watercolor for the background. The kids wet the board first with water and then put the color on as fast as they could, leaving some white spaces. Then they had to work quickly to apply the salt, bubble wrap prints and water drops. It was done in about 5 minutes!!!
I love this idea!