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Tropical Fish

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.



Craft for Kids - Paper Craft - Hanging Fish Decoration

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
- scissors
- thread for hanging

Recommended Ages: 4 and up

Craft Pattern:

Fish Template

Fish Craft Template






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.
Craft for Kids - Paper Craft - Hanging Fish Decoration Detail
Detail Picture

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.





A Selection of Summer Crafts for Kids

Straw Bangle

Styrofoam Lady Bug

Clay Pot Lighthouse

Colored Salt and Decorations

Sunshine Window Cling

Watermelon Slice Window Cling

American Patriotic Heart Pin

American Patriotic Star Pin

Sunshine Plant Stick

Tropical Fish

Craft for Kids - Paper Craft - Hanging Fish Decoration



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Summer Wood Crafts

Summer Textile Crafts

Birthday and Greeting Cards

Patriotic Crafts

Maritime Crafts

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