This summer really is ALL ABOUT Paper Crafts for Kids. Well most of us DO have paper.. and if you don’t I encourage you invest in pad of colourful paper, as it is relatively inexpensive and oh so versatile! Today’s paper craft of choice are these adorable Paper Fan Fish!! Make them as darling decorations, as part of an Under the Sea display, make shoe box fish tank or stick them on summer greeting cards.. lots of uses for these cute little paper fish craft. Just adorable, and yes you guessed it, EASY to make too! They make a great Summer Craft for Preschoolers or all year round.
My daughter is a huge fan of all “paper fan crafts”, I am not sure why, maybe it is the process, maybe it is how pretty any kind of fan looks afterwards… so she is really excited about these Paper Fan Fish!! (Our favourite Paper Fan are these Melon Fans – so cheerful!)
Paper Fan Fish
Materials to make your paper fan fish
- Colourful paper – for each fish we used 1 sheet of 15 x 15cm, 6 x 6cm and paper scraps – the measurements are not exact and you can experiment
- Scissors, pen and glue stick
How to make a Paper Fish
We have a choice of Step by Step Instructions for how to make a paper fish OR you can watch our short video to see how they are made! I hope you like both versions. Don’t forget you get to see everything FIRST on YouTube, so be sure to hop over and subscribe to be first to see our latest crafts!
How to make a Paper Fan Fish Step By Step instructions
And here are the step by step photo instructions!! These Paper Fish really are super easy to make and I think you will have a lot of fun with them!
The next part of your paper fan fish is the tail – take your smaller piece of paper (in our case the blue piece measuring 6 x 6 xm) and conertina that too. This time, I made the fold slightly smaller maybe 0.5-0.7cm.
Now you need to cut out some find in contrasting coluors – we used a small blue semi cirlce and drew some lines on it as extra detail.
Your paper fish craft will also need some eyes. A 5p coin makes a good template or cut them free hand.
We now used a little bit of sewing cotton and tape to hang our fish. We also used our scrap paper leftovers to make some little baby paper fish too. They are perfect for our display but would also look fabulous on a greeting card!
You may also LOVE these Under the Sea Paper Plate Craft for kids too:
Why not check out these ideas here too –
- Love these Foil Fish from Nuture Store
- Gorgeous Paper Plate Whale via Fun Crafts Kids
- Or add your Paper Fan Fish to this Cereal Box Aquarium by The Best Ideas for Kids!
- Or check out this cute way to explore a favourite Ocean Themed book and create a nice playdough activity to go with it by Rainy Day Mum