Wow, we are almost to the end of the alphabet! We have made it to letter Xx. This letter was a little tricky to find things that started with it. But, I did find the x -ray fish! Otherwise known as a golden pristella tetra. I have actually had these fish in our aquarium at home at one time.
This is a photo of a real x-ray fish. You really can see right through them!
We read “A Xylophone for X-Ray Fish”by Liza Charlesworth, from the Alpha Tales book.
We made beautiful watercolor x-ray fish. We started by painting the reverse side of a fish template that had been copied to card stock. Card stock holds up very well to water colors without ripping or getting holes in it.
Next I flipped the paper over and made slits in the middle of the template to resemble gills.
Then we added a google eye and some glue and iridescent glitter to the gills to give him a wet look.