Kids Craft: Fish Mobile
I have given serious thought to year round schooling, but when we're nearing the end of our school year I always think, "NO WAY! I need a break!" Then after a couple hours on the first day of our break I remember why I considered year-round in the first place. Because that's when my daughter starts following me around the house professing her extreme boredom.
Guess that means it's time to bring out the craft supplies and get creative! Honestly, if feels like forever since I crafted with them, so I'm filling the calendar with projects we all want to try!
Here's the first on the list, a wee little school of fish to hang on the wall.
Needle and thread
Glue or tape
Dowel or wire hanger
Cut the paper into strips; we made ours 2"x12" and 1"x6".
Cut notches on the top and bottom of the opposite corners.
Gently bend the paper to find the center and make a small dot. From there you can decorate your fish with whatever colors or patterns you choose.
Psst...that means you can walk away and let them get creative!
When you're done designing and drawing, gently bend the paper and slide the two notches together to create your fish.
Now lay the fish out in rows to make it easier to attach them on your mobile.
Use the needle and hang your fish along the thread. A bit of tape or glue will help hold the fish exactly where you want it on the line.
Tie a piece of thread from one end of your dowel/mobile to the other for hanging.
Tie the lines of fish onto the mobile, it's easier if it is already hanging.
We hung our mobile in the craft/school room but I could see it looking awesome in a kids room too!
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How fun! I'd love to try a rainbow school of fish!ReplyDelete
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