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National Fishing Week ~ Some fun crafts to do with the kids.

Posted by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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See a picture of the CD Fish Craft made by Kaitlyn.

CD Fish Craft Photo

CD Fish Craft

How to Make a Fun Fish Using 2 CDs



Follow these instructions to make a cute, hanging fish out of old CDs.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.


Materials Needed:

Instructions:
Using whatever color of paper you prefer, cut out the fish's lips, fins, and tail. Glue the lips and fins to the side of the cd with the writing on it. Set aside one of the top fins.

Cut a piece of yarn or fishing line 3 - 4 feet long. Tie a knot in one end. Run a line of glue from the hole in the center of the cd up to the top edge of the top fin that is glued onto the cd. Lay the yarn or fishing line on top of the glue so the knot is in the hole in the cd. Glue the extra top fin on top of the other top fin to cover the yarn. Spead glue all over the side of the cd that everything else is glued to. Set the other cd on top of the glue and match up all the edges. Make sure you have the side of the cd with any writing facing down into the glue.

Glue the wiggle eyes on your fish as shown in figure 6. Glue one on each side of his head. If you don't have wiggly eyes, you can also use a small white pom-pom and a black bead. This will give your fishes eyes a more 'buggy' look! The last thing you need now is a fin on the side of the fish! You will make these by using a 5 x 6 inch piece of construction paper. Accordian fold the paper. Once it is fold, hold the folds together and slip in through the hole in the center of the cd. Center the paper in the hole and unfold the ends a bit to fluff them out. Add a little glue to hole of the cd and the paper. You can now hang up your completed fish.

CD Fish Craft Photo

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dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:46 PM

Make This Easy Craft

 Egg Carton Crab
Find out how to create this fun crab using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.

 

  • Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumustances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

Let's begin...

Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

 

Now we can start...

Use the scissors or utility knife to cut one cup section from the egg carton. Trim to create an even edge around the cup. Adults should help kids with this step.
To create my crab body, I painted the bottom side of the egg carton cup red. Use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.
While you are waiting for your crab's body to dry, you can cut your chenille stems. You will need 2 chenille stems of the desired color and cut several pieces. These sizes are approximate:

 

  • 2 pieces 6-inches long
  • 2 pieces 1/2-inch long
  • 8 pieces 1 1/2-inches long

Glue the eight 1 1/2-inch pieces of chenille stems around the edge of the egg carton cup as shown in the photo. Be generous with the glue!
Take the two 8-inch pieces of chenille stem and bend them as shown in the picture above, so they look like pinchers.
Glue the pinchers to the crab as shown in the photo above. You may need to use something to hold up the pinchers while the glue dries (As you can see in the picture above, I used extra egg carton cups). Let the glue dry completely.
The two 1/2-inch long pieces of chenille stem are glued just above the pinchers.
Glue a set of wiggle eyes onto your crab, right onto the tips of the 1/2-inch chenille stems you previouslt glued on.

If you want to be able to hang your crab, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry comletely before you attempt to hang it up.

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:48 PM

Make This Easy Craft

 Egg Carton Fish
Find out how to create this fun fish using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.


  • Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumustances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

Let's begin...


Gathering The Supplies

 Egg Carton Fish
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:


Now we can start...


Cutting the Egg Carton

 Egg Carton Fish
Use the scissors or utility knife to cut two cup sections from the egg carton. Trim to create an even edges around the cups. Adults should help kids with this step.

Painting the Egg Carton Cups

 Egg Carton Fish
To create the fish body, paint the bottom sides of both egg carton cups. I used a bright orange paint, but you can use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.

Making the Body

 Egg Carton Fish
Put a bead of glue around the edges of the egg carton cups. Place the two glued edges together as shown in the photo. Smooth out the extra glue with your finger and let the glue dry.

Cutting out Fins

 Egg Carton Fish
Cut fins for your fish out of craft foam. You can cut out simple triangle and trim them to fit, or cut out fancy, flowing fins.

Gluing on Fins

 Egg Carton Fish
Use craft glue to attach the fins to the fish body. If you want the glue on the fins to dry faster, consider using a hot glue gun.

Making Fish Lips

 Egg Carton Fish
Cut two pieces of chenille stem, about 1-inch long. Fold both pieces of chenille stem in half.


Gluing on Fish Lips

 Egg Carton Fish
Glue the lips onto your fish as shown in the picture above.


Adding Eyes

 Egg Carton Fish
Finally, glue a couple of wiggle eyes onto your fish.

If you want to be able to hang your fish, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry comletely before you attempt to hang it up.

fineyouguyswin
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:49 PM

Very cute :O)

fineyouguyswin
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:49 PM

lmao I'm going to go get the egg carton out of the trash now

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:53 PM

Make This Easy Craft

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Find out how to create this fun jellyfish using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.

 

  • Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumustances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

Let's begin...

Gathering The Supplies

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

 

Now we can start...

Cutting the Egg Carton

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Use the scissors or utility knife to cut one cup section from the egg carton. Trim to create an even edge around the cup. Adults should help kids with this step.

Painting the Egg Carton Cup

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
To create my jellyfish body, I painted the bottom side of the egg carton cup green. Use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.

Cutting the Yarn

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Cut several pieces of yarn about 6 - 8-inches long to be the jellyfish tentacles. I cut 8 but you can add more or less as you like.

Spreading Glue

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Put a generous bead of glue around the edge of the egg carton cup as shown in the photo.

Adding the Tentacles

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Now, stick one end of each of the pieces of yarn you cut into the glue as shown. Let the glue dry completely.

Adding the Eyes

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
Glue on a set of wiggle eyes.

Adding a String

 Egg Carton Jellyfish
If you want to be able to hang your jellyfish to display, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry comletely before you attempt to hang it up.

 

 

fineyouguyswin
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:54 PM

ok that one is to cute.lol

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Make This Easy Craft

 Egg Carton Octopus
Find out how to create this fun octopus using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.

 

  • Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumustances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

Let's begin...

Gathering The Supplies

 Egg Carton Octopus
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

 

Now we can start...

Cutting the Egg Carton

 Egg Carton Octopus
Use the scissors or utility knife to cut one cup section from the egg carton. Trim to create an even edge around the cup. Adults should help kids with this step.

Painting the Egg Carton Cup

 Egg Carton Octopus
To create my octopus body, I painted the bottom side of the egg carton cup peach. Use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.

Cutting the Felt

 Egg Carton Octopus
Cut 8 pieces of felt into small finger shapes, about 6-inches long and about a 1/2-inch wide. These will serve as the 8 arms of the octopus.

Speading Glue

 Egg Carton Octopus
Put a generous bead of glue around the edge of the egg carton cup as shown in the photo.

Adding the Arms

 Egg Carton Octopus
Now, stick one end of each of the pieces of felt you cut into the glue as shown. Let the glue dry completely.

Adding the Suction Cups

 Egg Carton Octopus
An octopus has small suction cups on the bottom side of each arm. You can add suction cups to your octopus by gluing pony or e-beads onto the bottom sides of your octopus' arms.

Adding Eyes

 Egg Carton Octopus
Glue a set of wiggle eyes onto your octopus.

Adding a String

 Egg Carton Octopus
If you want to be able to hang your octopus, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry comletely before you attempt to hang it up.

 

fineyouguyswin
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 6:57 PM

What site are you using they are adorable

dntbgmeb4cofe
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Make This Easy Craft

 Egg Carton Oyster
Find out how to create this fun oyster using egg carton cups and a few other supplies.

 

  • Age Guideline: 4 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 20 minutes
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumustances. For best results, read through all of these steps before you start making this craft.

Let's begin...

Gathering The Supplies

 Egg Carton Oyster
Before you start any project it is easiest to gather together all of the supplies. For this project you will need:

 

Now we can start...

Cutting the Egg Carton

 Egg Carton Oyster
Use the scissors or utility knife to cut two cup sections from the egg carton. Trim to create an even edges around the cups. Adults should help kids with this step.

Painting the Egg Carton Cup

 Egg Carton Oyster
To create your oyster, paint two egg carton cups, both inside and out. I used a light gray paint, but you can use whatever color you like. Let the paint dry.

Making the Body

 Egg Carton Oyster
Create your oyster by setting one of the egg carton cups on top of the other, cut edges together. Place a piece of masking tape on the egg carton cups as shown to hold them together.

Touch Up the Paint

 Egg Carton Oyster
Using the same color paint you painted your oyster body with, paint the masking tape so it blends into the body of the oyster. It is usually better to use a few thin coats, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats.

Inside of an Oyster

 Egg Carton Oyster
Actually, the insides of the oyster is actually the oyster. To make my oyster, I used a few pieces of pink felt. Glue it in place using craft glue.

A Pearl for Your Oyster

 Egg Carton Oyster
Don't forget to glue a pearl in your oyster! I used a small, white pom-pom but you can use a bead or anything else you like.

Finishing Your Oyster

 Egg Carton Oyster
Finally, glue a couple of wiggle eyes onto your oyster. I glued the wiggle eyes to the outside of the oyster shell; you can do the same or glue them on the felt inside.

If you want to be able to hang your oyster, glue a piece of monofilament or string to the top. Let the glue dry comletely before you attempt to hang it up.

 

fineyouguyswin
by on Jun. 3, 2011 at 7:01 PM

lmao he looks like he belongs on sesame street

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