Fiskars Fish Paper Craft from Scraps

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by Tania Willis, Fiskars

Fiskars Fish Paper Craft from Scraps

Inspired by The Rainbow Fish, you can bring your child's favorite sea animal to life with the extra paper and craft materials you have laying around your house!

Create your own, snap a picture, and share using #ACMooreInspired.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Trace the 5” and 3-1/2” circle from the circle cutter, both from Light Blue cardstock. Adhere a small portion of the small circle behind the larger one.
  • 2
    Punch several sized hexagons from the bright colored cardstocks. Start by adhering a row of hexagons, overlapping them slightly as you go, to section off the fish’s face. Continue adhering hexagons by staggering the placement of each row of scales from the row before. Trim any hexagons that overhang the edges on the largest circle to help keep the shape of a fish.
  • 3
    Build out the hexagon scales on the smaller circle so it resembles the shape of a fish’s tale. Lift half of each scale to give your fish some dimension.
  • 4
    Cut three long, skinny rectangles from foiled tissue paper. Fold in half, then pinch and pleat one end of each piece and adhere one to the tail, one at the top center and one at the bottom center of the body. Snip 1” down into the ends of each fin approximately every 1/2” to add dimension to the fins. Repeat with one piece of Light Blue tissue paper for the middle fin.
  • 5
    Use a small circle on the cutter to create an eye. Layer the shape with a stack of buttons for dimension. Add lips using a heart shaped punch.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:about an hour

Project Supplies

  • •Fiskars Circle Cutter, Heart-Shaped Paper Punch & Various Sizes of Hexagon Paper Punches
  • •Nicole™ Crafts Light Blue & Other Colors and Styles of Cardstock
  • •Foiled and Light Blue Tissue Paper & Buttons
  • •Glue