A fun fish craft out of recycled paper towel tubes and tissue paper. You could also use pages from magazines or old wrapping paper for the scales. To turn it into a motor skills activity, have students create the scales with large paper punches.
Cute idea for Mother's day.... we did this with our 4th grade students this year and I took the idea home this was my 3 year olds flower pot. Great for grandparents or even a personal touch for end of school gifts.