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Fabulous Fish of the Woven Variety…

June 10th, 2011 · 11 Comments

Yesterday was World Oceans Day… And an easy paper weaving project helped us celebrate.

I had visions of spending a couple of hours rock pooling but it was just too freezing for the beach so we headed for the local shark center… to have a look at the baby sharks in their tank…

We had a good long look in the tank…

And then we went home and made a couple of fish ourselves…

We started with some craft paper and everyone drew themselves a fish… with pens, markers, crayons, whatever they liked…


Then they decorated and colored the fish… and finally cut out the fishy shapes…

We cut some small strips of paper from magazines…

And cut strips in the fish with a craft knife… I let the little ones direct me with their slicing.

Then we threaded the paper:
“over, under, over, under”

and the next piece:

“under, over, under, over”

and so on…


It really helps to stop the weaving unraveling if you stick a piece of tape across the back of the weaving…

I think their fish turned out great and seriously a quick and easy craft!!! Here’s the gallery:









That’s us!!! Have a fun day!!!

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Paper Crafts

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cheryl // Jun 10, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Hee hee! I just knew there would be some fantastic fish crafting going on. Great idea. Love all the funky fun fish!
    Cheryl´s last blog post ..Castle building- stitch by stitch

  • 2 se7en // Jun 10, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Hee Hee my friend!!! Thanks for the idea!!! We had to do something fishy after your comment!!! Have a great Friday!!!

  • 3 irene // Jun 10, 2011 at 8:28 am

    the big yellow one with the humungous teeth is my favourite.

  • 4 se7en // Jun 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Yes Irene!!! That one is pretty cool!!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!

  • 5 Jocelyn Skelly // Jun 11, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Can’t wait to do this, such a fun, cool effect from something so simple! Fabulous!

  • 6 i.ikeda // Jun 12, 2011 at 3:53 am

    This is so cool! We’re going to the beach soon and I think this would perfect for a pre-vacation or post-vacation activity. I love weaving crafts, thanks for the idea.
    i.ikeda´s last blog post ..Oh the possibilities! aka new fabric

  • 7 creativejewishmom/sara // Jun 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

    love these fish, another wonderful project! great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday and all the very best!
    creativejewishmom/sara´s last blog post ..Welcome To Craft Schooling Sunday!

  • 8 se7en // Jun 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Hi Sara, So glad to have a craft to play along with!!! Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

  • 9 Amanda // Aug 10, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I love these, they are so fun and colorful!

    I run Fun Family Crafts, a site similar in nature to Craftgawker and Spotlight, but different in that it’s a library of craft tutorials geared only at kids. I would love it if you’d stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don’t post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like!

  • 10 se7en // Aug 10, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Hi Amanda, That’s a fun sight you have there!!! Thanks for the invite, have a nice day!!!

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