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Tissue Paper Fish Craft

Do you need a simple craft for your kids to do that turns out beautifully every time?  Try our tissue paper fish craft!  This craft is easy enough for a toddler to do - we know because our toddler (she's almost two) helped us make the fish in the picture below!  She really loved sticking the little pieces of tissue paper to the contact paper and was very proud when we got to hang it on the window together.  We hope you and your kids have as much fun making this craft as we did!

What you'll need:

  • Black construction paper
  • Clear contact paper
  • Tissue paper in a variety of colors
  • Fish Template
  • Scissors
  • White crayon
How to make your Stained Glass Fish Craft:
  • Print out our fish template.  Cut the fish out and trace onto black construction paper with a white crayon.  Cut the fish out of the black construction paper.
  • Cut out the middle of the fish leaving approximately 1/2" of the outside intact.  Discard the center you just cut out.
  • Peel the backing paper off of the contact paper and stick your fish outline onto it (see picture of step 3).  Cut the excess contact paper off. 
  • Cut a small circle out of black construction paper and stick it on the contact paper for the eye.
  • Cut a small curved shape out of black construction paper and stick it on the contact paper for a smile.
  • Cut tissue paper into 1 inch squares.  Make sure to use a few different colors.
  • Stick the tissue paper onto the fish making sure to overlap the pieces.
  • Trim off any tissue paper that hangs over the black outline of the fish.
  • Hang up on a sunny window.


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kids fish craft Finished craft on the window!

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