Glow-in-the-dark deep sea fish


This sample was colored by one of my middle school students. The white dots glow in the dark.

Purpose of activity:

To learn about the luminescence of deep sea fish as well as to enjoy doing an art project.

Description of activity:

A pattern is printed onto black paper.  Students use colored pencils (see recommendation below) or crayons to color fish, then add glow-in-the-dark highlights on the areas that really do glow.

Target age group:

any age

Time needed:

15-30 minutes, depending upon how fast the students color

Materials needed:

Copies on black paper, colored pencils or crayons (I always recommend Berol Prismacolor pencils, especially for a project like this where you are coloring light onto black), glow-in-the-dark paint (easily available in most craft stores or any store that carries a reasonable selection of acrylic craft paints)

Click here to download pattern pages

Click here to find a set of Berol Prismacolor pencils on Amazon (24 pencils for about $20)

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