Do you like fish? We sure do! How about making your own fun and easy PAPER FAN PUFFER FISH CRAFT. It’s the perfect summer craft for a warm and sunny day!
These colourful puffer fish are really easy to make and will look great on your wall or hanging from the ceiling. We’ve hung ours up where they can spin in the breeze. It’s like being in an underwater scene! My kids love watching them swim around the room!
There are so many amazing types of fish and they’re all so cool but the puffer fish always really captures our imaginations. How they can blow themselves up to escape predators is incredible and why they’re also known as blowfish too. If your kids would enjoy learning more about puffer fish check out National Geographic Kids.
This paper fan puffer fish craft is made from folded paper so it’s easy to make them in all sorts of sizes and in any colours you fancy. Keep reading for instructions to make your own fun fish. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue. Let’s get started!
How to Make A Puffer Fish From Paper
- Coloured Paper
- Coloured Yarn
- 1 1/2 Inch Hole Puncher
- 1 Inch Hole Puncher
- Sticky Tape
Fan Puffer Fish Tutorial
1 – Choose two coloured sheets of A4 or letter sized paper and concertina fold them. (Tip: It’s easy to get even sized folds by first folding your paper in half, then half again, and again, and again and then unfolding it. It leaves even creases to use when you concertina fold. )
2 – Glue the two pieces of fanned paper together.
3 – Tie a piece of yarn around the middle.
4 – Pull the two same coloured sides together and glue into place to make a circular fan for the puffer fish body.
5 – To make your puffer fish fins repeat step 1 but with just half a sheet of A4 or letter sized paper. Then cut the paper fanb in half.
6 – Wrap a little sticky tape around one end of the fins to keep them shut and fan the other end out.
7 – Sticky tape the fins onto the back of the puffer fish body. If you want to hang your fish up, sticky tape a length of coloured yarn at the top too.
8 – Cut three white paper circles using a 1 1/2 inch punch. Cut one into a crescent for a mouth. To make the eyes cut two blue 1 inch circles and glue them onto the two white circles. Draw on black pupils with your marker pen.
9 – Glue the eyes and mouth onto the front of your puffer fish.
This paper fan puffer fish craft is so darn cute! Why not make a whole school of them in lots of different colours?
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