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Marbelized Fish

Create your own exotic fish and dream of snorkeling in the seas surrounding a tropical island.


White Sulphite Paper
Construction Paper
Wiggle Eyes

Marbeling Kit


Step 1: Mix ingredients according to packaging instructions. With Jacquard Marbling Colors, marble several sheets of sulphite paper. When marbling, try imagining fish patterns. Tip: Using distilled water for mixing ingredients helps marbling colors float better.

Step 2: Cut fish body and fin shapes out of the marbled papers with scissors. Students may wish to trade marble scraps to add variety to their fish.

Step 3: Arrange and glue the marbled fish body to a piece of construction paper. Attach fins and tail by the edge only, crease and shape to give a 3-D flair. Apply a wiggle movable eye to each fish with glue.

Optional Tip 1: Pre-tyour marbling surface with allum for a cleaner transfer! Just soak your paper in an allum bath, remove and then allow it to dry prior to marbling.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of United Art & Education.

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Island Crafts, Ocean Crafts For Kids, Summer Crafts

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