TIC classes working with the Pat Barnes Missouri River Chapter of Trout Unlimited in Montana each make one of these wooden trout. A local woodworker cuts out the trout silhouettes, and gives one to each class. Each class is then responsible for creating a creative, beautiful trout. They use different techniques, including painting, decoupage, mosaic, and more. Below you can see that one has become a wall-mountable coat rack, while another features many different trout species in collage.
- Draw and cut out a three foot trout outline on a stiff material to use as a template.
- Using the template, trace the trout outline on to a 4′ x 8′ piece of smooth, stiff material. It has to be stiff so the art work applied will not fall off if it bends. Alternate the direction to make the best use of the materials.
- Cut out the pieces with a jig saw.
- Sand the edges so they are smooth.