To make the fish:
First, we cut a triangle out of the side of the plate to make the mouth. Then we used a black crayon to draw scales and an eye on the fish. You have to draw the black lines very dark so that the paint will wash over them. We used a paint wash to paint the plate. After the plate dried, we used paint to make fingerprints on the scales.
To make the snails:
First, we clipped corners and rounded a white 5 X 5 square. Then we used a black crayon to draw a spiral line on the circle. You have to draw the black line very dark so that the paint will wash over it. Then we painted a brown or orange wash over all over the circle. We clipped all four corners and rounded a long narrow rectangle to make the body. Then used scraps to make the antenna.
To make the beavers:
These came from the TLC Lessons Animals book.