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Striped Paper Plate Fish

Supplies

2 small paper plates
old box or some cardboard
Tape for customizing

Instructions

Trim your plates!
Start out by trimming both of your paper plates. You want to cut off the edge that rolls back down. This way when you tape the two halves together, there will be a nice clean edge. I carefully held my paper plates together, facing each other and then cut the excess off.

Cut out your fins!
Next I cut out my fins from an old box. You could play around with different designs, cutting them out and holding them up to your fish body. When you like one, tape it to the inside of one of your paper plates. I added one flipper and two fins.

Attach the plates together!
I attached both paper plates together using my hot glue gun but you could just as easily use tape or regular glue.

 
Color your fish!
At this point you could draw eyes in and use markers to make cool designs on your fish.

 

VOILÀ! — a paper-plate fish! Now you can attach a piece of string to it and hang your fish from the ceiling. The most important thing is to experiment and try new ideas.

 
Finish your fish!
Now this is where i spent some time: decorating my fish. First I tried running my tape stripes in different directions and decide on the vertical look. Then starting at the tail I carefully stuck a piece of blue masking tape down, leaving it long. I then stuck a piece on the opposite side and in the same location. Have fun with your fish!

Click here for a simple Paper Plate Fish that is good for Pre School Ages.

This craft is reprinted courtesy of LooLeDo.com.

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