Monday, August 12, 2013

Paper Lantern Fish

I'm linking up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It!

To go along with my fish theme, I made some paper lantern fish to hang above my desk area. I had a heck of a time finding some sphere paper lanterns! But I finally found some cute ones at Michaels on sale (even better!).

Then, I got to work making these lanterns into fish! I used my scotch tape dispenser as a template for the eyes and just free-handed the fish tails. I used rubber cement to attach the eyes and tails to the lanterns. This was probably the hardest part of the project. I didn't want to rip through the paper, so I had to press and hold it on for a while to get it to stick. Let them dry overnight and they are good!
Use some fishing line (ha!) to hang them up and now you have a cute fishie addition to your classroom!


  1. Your fish are very cute! They will look great in your ocean theme classroom. I hope you post more pictures of your classroom soon!

    Seconds at the Beach

  2. OMG! Those fish are so stinkin' cute!! I have an owl in my classroom but when I get tired of the owl I might have to remake him into a cute little fish. LOL Nice job!!

    Laura ~ First Grade Spies