Glow-in-the-dark deep sea fish (art project)


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)