This Paper Weaving Fish Craft is the perfect addition to your creative activities this Summer. They are super fun to make and a great way to introduce kids to weaving. To help keep things simple we’ve got a free printable template for you too. (It also doubles up as a fish colouring sheet, so you can enjoy twice the fun!)
Display your woven fish on the wall, glue them onto greeting cards or stick them back to back and hang them as a mobile. This ocean craft is perfect for Summer fun across the ages!
Paper Weaving Fish is a super ocean craft for Summer and here are a few more interactive beach themed crafts to tickle your fancy too. Wouldn’t they look awesome on display all together? Click on the photos to go to the posts and scroll down to continue with your paper weaving fish and to get your free printable template.
Paper Weaving Fish Craft Tutorial
We enjoy paper weaving fish after we’ve visited the aquarium or beach and it’s a great ocean craft to go with fish themed books like The Rainbow Fish too. With their cupcake liner fins they are super adorable! Read on to see how to make it and to get your free printable template.
Supplies To Make Woven Fish
- Printable Fish Template ( Download yours free at the end of this post.)
- Craft Card
- Black Marker
- Cupcake Liners
- Optional: Paper Cutter
How To Make Paper Weaving Fish
1 – Print out your fish template (get it at the end of this post) or draw your own.
2 – Cut the fins off the template and draw around the fish body onto coloured card.
3 – Lightly fold the fish in half and snip straight lines from the fold towards the edge of the fish. Be careful not to cut right to the edge though. (Leave about an inch.)
5 – Weave the paper strips under and over the cut lines you made in the fish. When you are finished and the fish is full trim off any excess and glue the ends down.
6 – Cut the fish eye from your template and glue it on.
7 – To make fins for your woven fish draw around the fin template onto cupcake liners and cut them out. Their corrugated sides are just perfect for fins!
8 – Finish off your paper weaving fish craft by gluing on the fins and drawing on some eyes and detail to the tail.
Aren’t these woven fish adorable? How about making a whole shoal to go on display? It would be awesome as a class project with a big group of kids!