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Paper Fluttering Fish Toys


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May 10, 2017

Fluttering Fish - colorful paper fish on tan surfaceLittle ones will love this. It's such a ingenious, simple, and fun game to play. All you need is paper and scissors and you can throw a bit of colouring into the mix too. Indoors or outdoors, these little fishes are beautiful to watch as they spin through the air.

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Total Time: about 2 minutes

Supplies:

  • paper
  • scissors
  • crayons - optional
Fluttering Fish - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Use A4 sized paper and cut it into strips. See this paper is patterned on both sides which is nice, but you can use any paper, even plain white.
  2. Fluttering Fish - cut paper into strips
     
  3. Make the strips about 3/4 inch wide.
  4. Fluttering Fish - pile of paper strips
     
  5. Take one strip and cut a slit at the bottom to about half way through and about one inch from the end.
  6. Fluttering Fish - cut a slit at the bottom to about half way through and about one inch from the end
     
  7. Repeat at the other end, but this time cutting from the top.
  8. Fluttering Fish Repeat at the other end, but this time cutting from the top
     
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  9. Bend the strip around and slot one cut into the other.
  10. Fluttering Fish - Bend the strip around and slot one cut into the other.
     
    Fluttering Fish - slots fitted together
     
  11. Now you have a little fish.
  12. Fluttering Fish - result is a small paper fish shape
     
  13. If you like, you can pinch its nose to make it more fish shaped.
  14. Fluttering Fish
     
    Fluttering Fish - pinching the end away from the notches will result in a more fishy shape
     
  15. Make a few in different colours.
  16. Fluttering Fish - assortment of colorful paper fish
     
  17. Take a fish by its tail and hold it up high, horizontally exactly as you see in the photograph.
  18. Fluttering Fish - holding fish by one part of tail
     
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  19. When you let go it looks so pretty as it spins and twirls and flutters to the ground.
  20. Fluttering Fish - drop to let it flutter to the ground or floor
     
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