Fabulous Fish of the Woven Variety…

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:
“over, under, over, under”

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!!!

11 Replies to “Fabulous Fish of the Woven Variety…”

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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/

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