This is a really quick project, with no specialized materials, great for a rainy afternoon. We did it with 6 to 9 year olds.
Small piece of holographic paper or tin foil
2 x wobbly eyes (if you don't have these, you can draw the eyes on)
Piece of string
First, use a template to cut 2 fish out of coloured cardboard. These will be stuck together, so decide which 2 sides are "outside" and mark the tail of each fish with a small cross.
Next, take an old catalogue and cut out small circles for "scales". You will also need a small amount of holographic paper, as we used, or silver foil, to add the silver scales. Next, starting at the tail end of the fish, using a glue stick, stick the paper scales row by row on to the fish, overlapping them a little and moving towards the head with each "row". Don't forget to randomly intersperse the catalogue scales with shiny silver scales. Add a wobbly eye. Complete a second fish in the same way, making sure you check which side to stick the scales to. Finally, glue the 2 fish together with the scales on the outside, sandwiching a thread between the fish so that you can hang it up.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Children's craft tip
I help out at a children's craft group, which meets 4 times a year and this is what we made this time: