Fold the other corner over in the opposite direction so that the point meets the other side of the triangle. It should cover the first folded corner.
Fold down the top of the triangle where it meets the folded corners. Tuck the front, top triangle that you just folded into the sides on the front of the triangle.
The back of the head shape is the side with no visible fold lines. Place a brass fastener through the back side of the fish. Place your index finger inside the fin and feel for the hole on the back of the fin the side with the visible folds.
Place the hole over the hole on the head feeling for the points of the brass fasteners. Stick the fastener through the hole and spread out the legs inside the tail.
Glue on googly eyes or use the eye patterns. Cut a fin from paper or use the printable fin patterns. Paper Cups You can make smaller fish using smaller paper cups, or Dixie cups that already have a design on them.
Dot Color Coding Labels - Found at office supply store. You can also use the filler paper reinforcements. Insert a brass fastener into the holes on the fish-body cup and through the hole in the tail cup.
Put your hand inside the tail cup and flatten out the brad. Do the same thing on the other side of the fish. If you do not have brads you can just glue the tail to the inside of the body with a low temperature glue gun.
Before inserting the brass fastener, pull the prongs apart. Hold the fastener prongs together while inserting it in the hole.
When the prongs are all the way through they will open up making it easier to open them all the way from the inside of the cup.
Press the tail cup flat at the edge and cut it in the shape of a fin. Glue it closed with a low temperature glue gun. Cut the side fins from matching paper or card stock, fold down the end, and glue it to the fish.
Handy tip - Remove the paper around the dot stickers before giving them to your children. The stickers will be much easier to remove.
To finish glue on to googly eyes. If you have preschool children, you can draw on the eyes with a Sharpie marker instead. You can glue craft sticks or straws to the bottom of the tail and head parts to make your puppet move, or just use your hands.
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See Copyright Information, and follow all copyright regulations. Logan made this paper cup fish with a little help from his dad.
He enjoyed decorating the fish with dot stickers. He learned that bending the sticker paper makes it much easier to get the stickers off the page.
Being able to remove the stickers himself after a little instruction gave him confidence and pride in his ability to do things for himself.
He especially liked playing with the it. This is a great craft to review names of colors with your toddler! These unique fish make fun toys for children of all ages.
The mouths are made with Chenille stems so they can be posed into many different shapes. They are a little difficult to make so younger Children will need help forming the bag into the fish shape, but they will enjoy painting, decorating, and posing the fish.
This is a great craft for large groups because they cost less than fifteen cents a piece to make! Stuff two plastic grocery bags into the bottom of the paper lunch bag.
Gather up the bag just above the plastic bags. Pull up on the sides of the bag to make them straight. Open the bag just enough to place the paint bottle into the center of the bag so that it is standing up.
Gather up the bag again around the bottle and secure it with a Chenille stem. Carefully bend down the top of the bag over the bottom of the bag bringing it down over the bottom of the bag as far as possible.
Gather up the bag again around the bottom of the bag to form the fish shape and secure it with masking tape. We would love to see your paper bag fish.
If you make this craft send us a picture and we will publish it here! This craft can also be used to as a treat bag for a fish themed party.
Stuff candy and small toys inside the mouth. They can hold a surprising amount of stuff! Acrylic Patio Paints and Paint Brushes.
Glue the craft sticks together using the pictures to the right as a guide or use the Template. Decide what tissue paper you would like to use and paint the craft stick fish to match the colors on the tissue paper.
Place the painted fish on a piece of paper tracing around the inside of the fish. Cut out the pattern adding one-half inch around the edges.
Use the pattern to cut the shape from the tissue paper. Pattern available to members. Glue the tissue paper to the back of the fish.
You can also stick clear contact paper on the fish and then have children stick pieces of cut of tissue paper to the contact paper to decorate the fish.
To finish glue the wiggle eyes to the fish or draw the eyes with a Sharpie marker. Add other decorative items such as glitter or gems.
Draw lines on the fins with a black marker. Logan made the craft stick fish craft with his father. Since he is only two years old his father used clear contact paper instead of the glue to decorate the fish.
This worked very well since using glue with tissue paper can be very messy and frustrating for any age. The clear contact paper was attached to the back of the fish and Logan stuck the tissue paper to the front.
Jessica Tennison used the craft stick fish craft to make sea life pictures. She glued the craft stick to a piece of paper and used the regular-sized craft stick instead of the jumbo craft sticks.
We would love to see how you use this craft in your home school or craft classes. Send us a picture and we will publish it here.
Cut the tail fin and other fins from the sides of another paper plate and glue them to the body paper plate. Place the fluke pattern in the middle of another paper plate and the flipper pattern on the sides of the fluke pattern.
Place the flipper patterns on the paper plate so that the convex edge of the flipper pattern is on the fluted edge of the plate.
I love hidden object games and was surprised that this one was labeled as kid friendly. This has bad graphics for everything besides the fish. I was looking for a blackboard and found a whiteboard, a trumpet and found a horn-of-plenty, an apple and found either a nut or a weird sea shell, a wreath and found a long christmas ornament, a curtain and found a pair of blue shorts.
I do not consider that kid friendly let alone adult friendly. The game is not support my screen size x, so when I play in full-screen mode, the images are not as clear as I want; but if I play in window-mode, the images are quite small.
Some hidden objects are too small or vague, this is what I dislike, inconveniencely. The plot is simple and meaningful, I like it. The images are cute and beautiful.
Beside searching hidden objects, I can take photographs of fish, how relaxing! I think this game is 3 or 4 stars. Better than some games, but some of the objects or subjects they call them are impossible to find, and to top that off you only get 5 hints for a whole chapter and no way to replenish them really.
This is a cute game for kids with colorful graphics! Better game for kids. I personally didnt like it. Items scattered around unlike the other 10 Days game.
Items were hard to see no matter how I had my settings. Frustrating from that standpoint. Traveling 10 days - five locations each day and one final scene.
Use the camera to capture different fish swimming across the scene, add to book and learn more about them, too.
Some items are a bit hard to see or hidden in darker places. Overall, this is a simple un-timed game that can be played at your own leisure, kid-friendly and adults will enjoy this game, too.
I wanted to like this game because there are beautiful, realistic fish swimming across the screen as you are searching hidden object scenes.
You also have the option of taking pictures of the fish, and clicking on a pellet feeder to shoot fish food into the water.
A sandwich looked like a plate of fruit. I played this thru with ease. Let the youngest grandkid age 7 play and she loved it. Her eyes were much keener than mine, but she needed a little help with some items.
All in all, a nice , easy game for all ages. Would have given 5 stars if it were more challenging. Even tho this is a typical HOG with minis to play that can be fun and easy at times-what makes this game a keeper is the way you can take pictures of the fish and save them.
I thought it was a nice interaction tool with feeding the fish and having to distract them. The biggest drawback for me is the story line.
Ghosts and dead people raised from the dead is a turn off and is inappropriate for children especially. It would have been a cute game with an appropriate story line that did not involve death or the occult.