Leave it to my 5th graders to come up with something crazy like this! Taco fish are the greatest thing since sliced-bread, I decided. So easy and so fun. I am a big fan of simple projects that make kids feel successful. And this is definitely one of those projects.
We gave each student a small ball of clay and had them roll it out into a 1/4" thick pancake with rolling pins. Then, they placed a wad of newspaper in the middle and folded the sides around it like a taco. They squished the top together to make the fin and flattened one side for the tail. Next, we added eyes, fins and other things as well as texture.