Crazy Camouflage
What To Do
1
Cut out the line drawing of the flounder.
Cut out the line drawing of the flounder.
2 Print out one of the backgrounds: (color printout) OR (black and white printout). Then use crayons or colored pencils to fill in the top of the flounder's body so that it blends in with the background. NOTE: If you decide to work with the black-and-white background, you'll first want to color it, then color the flounder so that it blends with it. Print out one of the backgrounds. Then use crayons or colored pencils to fill in the top of the flounder's body so that it blends in with the background.

Make Your Own Sea Floor
After you've tried coloring the flounder drawing so that it matches the background, take it to the next level by creating your own backgrounds from scratch. You can decorate them with sandpaper, fabric, buttons, and so on. The main goal is to give the background a variety of colors and textures. Then use crayons to color the flounder so it hides well against the seafloor you created.

Looking Like Water
In water, a flounder is perfectly camouflaged. A predator looking up at a flounder from below wouldn't see it because the flounder can turn the color of water and blend in.

Print out another line drawing of a flounder and glue a piece of blue cellophane over it. Or color the other side (i.e. the non-sandy side) of the flounder a water color, as if it's in water, maybe adding wavy lines (waves), and hold clear cellophane over it. This shows how the flounder might look to a predator swimming below as the flounder swims along the surface.