To me, it's just as important to work smarter, not harder. This lesson is a PERFECT example of taking something fantastic and making it even better!
These Japanese Koi fish were found on www.artprojectsforkids.me a website that absolutely could teach a hamster to draw... (no offense hamsters). I love this site and frequently use it's step by step approach to teach kids to ANALYZE (what? a higher order thinking skill from Bloom's Taxonomy in Art Class?) and CREATE (what? the HIGHEST thinking skill on Bloom's Taxonomy?) their own drawings. Even though the instructions were basically the same for each child, all of the drawings look different.
So there. Quite possibly the best lesson ever.... and I had nothing to do with it's creation.