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Fish Crafts

Puffy Fish

Puffy fish are more fun than regular fish. Toilet tissue or newspaper help these fish puff up in 3-D! You can use them to make a fishy mobile.

What You'll Need:

  • Colored tissue paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Toilet tissue or newspaper
  • Stick
  • Thread

    Puffy Fish Craft
    This Puffy Fish Craft is leaps and bounds more fun
    than an ordinary flat fish craft would be.

How to Make Puffy Fish:

Step 1: Lay two pieces of tissue paper together. Draw the outline of a fish, then carefully cut the shape out of both pieces of tissue. This will be the front and back of your fish.

Step 2: Decorate it any way you like. You can make it look like a real fish or a funny cartoon one.

Step 3: Apply a thin line of glue along the inside edge of the front half of your fish, leaving the tail unglued. Put the two pieces of tissue together and let the glue dry.

Step 4: When it's dry, stuff your fish with toilet tissue or newspaper to make it puff out! Glue the tail shut. You can make a fishy mobile by tying several fish to a stick with thread.

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