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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…
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We had a good long look in the tank…
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And then we went home and made a couple of fish ourselves…
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We started with some craft paper and everyone drew themselves a fish… with pens, markers, crayons, whatever they liked…
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Then they decorated and colored the fish… and finally cut out the fishy shapes…
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We cut some small strips of paper from magazines…
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And cut strips in the fish with a craft knife… I let the little ones direct me with their slicing.
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Then we threaded the paper:
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and the next piece:

“under, over, under, over”

and so on…

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It really helps to stop the weaving unraveling if you stick a piece of tape across the back of the weaving…
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I think their fish turned out great and seriously a quick and easy craft!!! Here’s the gallery:
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That’s us!!! Have a fun day!!!

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Tags: Paper Crafts · Tuesday Art Task

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! http://funfamilycrafts.com/

  • 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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