Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish | Posted on 03-02-2016 | 3,803 views
Remember our Ang Pow Fish decor we made back in 2010? Well, we improved it recently by adding a tail to it and it is now so much nicer.
Ang Pow Fish
Draw as shown above.
Cut out the tail from another ang pow packet.
Paste it onto the fish.
Add googly eyes and tie a string on it and it is ready to welcome the Lunar New Year 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Fish | Posted on 08-07-2012 | 12,297 views
Tags: koi fish
Koi fish (Japanese carp) painting
I drew and cut out two templates (as shown above) for each of the kids.
Get the kids to paint the entire drawing block blue using sponge. My kid insists to paint it green as he said the water in the pond is always green!
Place the first template and start dabbing white paint over the holes in the template. Let dry.
Place the second template over the white paint and dab orange paint.
Repeat the process if you wish to have more than one fish.
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts | Posted on 17-01-2011 | 18,574 views
Tags: Ang Pao, Chinese New Year craft, goldfish
This Chinese New Year, let’s have beautiful goldfish accompanying us 😀 We’ll need only 6 red packets, oops, in this case, gold packets.
Gold Packet Gold Fish
We’ll only need two folding methods. 3 packets for each fold.
Fold both edges, leaving a small gap in the middle.
On the opposite end, fold both edges, leaving no gap in the middle.
You’ll need to fold 3 packets according to the above folding method.
Pick the part with the gap and staple so all three are attached to each other.
It should look like this.
Turn them out
See the fold line? You’ll need to cut the triangle out but do not cut on the line. Leave a little space.
Cut only one side. Leave the other untouched. Do not throw away the small triangle as you’ll need it later for the fins.
Cut the second packet. Cut only on one side too.
Cut the third packet. This time, cut both sides. You’ll now have 4 little triangles.
Fold the remaining 3 packets into half
Fold as shown above
Fold again as shown above and repeat on the other side
Fold all three packets using the above folding method.
Staple them side by side together
Place the tail in between the two packets.
Staple on one side
Staple on the other side too
Take 2 triangles
And staple as the fin
Staple the body shut
Staple as shown above
Insert your finger to puff up the fish
Take another small triangle and staple
Repeat on the other side
Staple it totally shut
Open up the tail
Cut two eyes out of white paper and draw the black eye and paste
I like to use this glass stone purchased from IKEA for the ‘fish eye’ effect.
Simply glue the glass stone onto the eyes and you are done 😀
You may also use red packets (ang bao) if you do not have gold packets 🙂
Still don’t get it? Watch this video 😀
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Fish, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 01-10-2010 | 18,271 views
It’s time to get ticklish again 😀 Blurp, blurp.. FISH here we come 😛
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Craft Foam, Craft from Recycled Materials, Crafts by Materials, Egg Carton, Fish, Pipe Cleaner | Posted on 21-06-2010 | 34,651 views
The next time you think of throwing out your egg cartons, think again for they can be used to make beautiful fish!
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fish, Hand and Footprint Art | Posted on 10-05-2010 | 27,727 views
Tags: Fish, handprint craft
Blurp Blurp… Let’s print out some fish today 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Origami, Paper Crafts | Posted on 19-01-2010 | 12,623 views
Tags: Fish, goldfish, Origami, paper craft
I love anything marine 🙂 Let’s do an origami goldfish today.
If you have any origami you want to share with us, submit it here and we’ll link it back to you 🙂
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Chinese New Year, Craft from Recycled Materials, Festive Crafts, Fish, Paper Crafts, Party Craft | Posted on 12-01-2010 | 51,679 views
This Chinese New Year, let’s hang up some fish on the bamboo tree 😀
Have other great Chinese New Year crafts ideas? Share it with us by submitting it here and we’ll link it back to you. Thank you 🙂
Check out the rest of our Chinese New Year decor collections:
16) Ang Pow Koi Fish
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Art Crafts, Fingerprint Art, Fish | Posted on 03-08-2009 | 9,012 views
Tags: Fingerprint Art, goldfish, goldfish art, marine life
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Origami | Posted on 18-06-2009 | 8,474 views
You’ll need a square paper to start with.
Posted by Merryn | Posted in Animal Crafts, Fish, Paper Plate Crafts | Posted on 06-06-2009 | 6,410 views
Tags: Fish, marine life, paper plate craft
Use a craft scissors to cut out a small triangle. You may also use normal scissors if you do not have any craft scissors.
Stick the small triangle to form a tail.
Now here is the tedious part. I use a craft punch and punch out a thousand ‘hearts’ from old magazine pages and get Ethan to do the pasting.
Half an hour later, he is still pasting! LOL! You may opt to just color the fish instead.
Use a button, stone or anything you wish for the eye and it’s done!