Fish Printing Replicas & Kits
Fish printing, the Japanese art of Gyotaku, is an excellent way to blend different areas of study such as science (fish diversity, anatomy, ecology), art (create colorful, framed displays), math (measure and count fins, proportional size, count fin rays), reading (use with fish stories) and creative writing (write fact or fiction about the fish). Each fish replica has been cast in flexible, non-toxic material from actual fish specimens. The casting image is raised on one side of the replica; the reverse is flat. Simply ink the fish and roll on paper to “capture” the species as a print. When finished, replicas can be easily cleaned with soapy water. Acorn Naturalists also offers washable block inks, ink rollers, and rice paper to enhance your fish printing activities. Creative learning for children ages 6-adult.