This is a wonderful classroom project. How cute would these Basketweave fish look on a bulletin board in a rainbow of colours!
Basketweave Fish Craft
Instructions for the bubble wrap print background:
Paint a large piece of bubble wrap with shades of blue paint.
Turn the bubble wrap over and place onto white paper.
Press firmly all over the bubble wrap.
Pull up the bubble wrap.
Allow the paint to dry completely.
Download the fish template and print out.
Cut the template out.
Trace the fish onto coloured cardstock and cut out.
Cut a large white circle and a smaller black circle.
Fold the fish in half and cut slits into the middle of the fish. Leave at least a half of an inch all the way around to avoid tearing the paper.
Cut strips of coloured cardstock. (use a colour different from the fish. (try using bold prints or textured cardstock)
Weave the coloured cardstock strips in and out of the fish. Secure the ends with a bit of glue.
Use scissors to cut off any excess paper hanging over the sides.
Glue the eye together and then glue them onto the fish.
Use a black marker to add a smile to the fish and detail to the tail fin.
Glue the fish onto the bubble wrap print background.
Your fish is finished!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!