Art, Seas and Oceans

Paper fish

It is the second half of July so we’re going to continue with our vacation topics. This time we have a craft idea for younger children (aged 3-6). The task is simple and it refers to  SDG 14 (Life under water). Since it’s warm and sunny, why don’t we talk about the oceans with our children. Let’s watch a video together (e.g. this one by National Geographic) that will help kids grasp one of the biggest problems of the oceans today – plastic pollution. How can we solve this problem? What can we do to reduce the amount of plastic used in our homes? Let’s move on to the craft activity.

If you have several empty toilet paper rolls, you can start right away. If not, you can use some thick paper to make some yourself. Today we’re going to make paper fish. We suggest you use our project as a basis for your own ideas. The more fish and the more diverse they are, the more spectacular effect you will get.

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MATERIALS

  • toilet paper rolls
  • scissors
  • glue
  • craft foam / corrugated cardboard / colourful paper
  • googly eyes
  • brushes
  • covering paints (e.g. gouache, acrylic or poster paints)

Instruction

TIPS: 1. We’ve used craft foam and corrugated cardboard to make the tail and the fins, but you can use whatever other materials inspire you, e.g. a piece of colourful cloth, feathers or yarn.

2. You can use a regular stapler to fasten the tail; it might look perfect, but it will save you some time.

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