This tropical fish is a fun, colorful and cheery project for the kids to create in the summer and adds a touch of caribbean atmosphere to your home. If the parents or supervisors cut out the fish form, even the youngest of kids can help tear the papers and wad them into balls and glue them on the cardboard to decorate their fish. A stripe pattern is easy for the younger ages and older kids can create different patterns for their fish to make them more unique.
For this project you will need:
- stable cardboard for fish
- tissue paper in the colors of light green, dark green, orange, blue, yellow, black and red
- liquid glue safe for kids
- thread for hanging
Recommended Ages: 4 and up
1. Print out the fish, transfer the shape to the cardboard and cut out.
2. Tear each colored tissue paper into approximately 1 inch pieces (doesn’t have to be exact) and create a wad with each piece. Add a good amount of glue to the first area you wish to fill. Adhere the wads next to each other filling up the spaces and making sure not to leave any openings.
3. Start now with the next color on the next section and repeat step 3.
4. Continue until the complete fish is finished. A wad of black paper should now be glued on for the fish eye.
5. Punch 2 small holes in the top of the fish and insert thread for hanging the fish