If you’re looking for a fun project for the kids to do during a school break, try making a window fish tank filled with origami fish! Origami Fish and Other Sea Creatures is a good kit for all skill levels, and comes with both a book of instructions, as well as online video demonstrations.
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Tuttle Publishing kindly sent us an Origami Fish kit for us to use and review, and it’s been a big hit with us. And our neighbours have had the pleasure of seeing our fun window display, as well!
The Origami Fish Kit Contains
- 60 folding sheets in fantastic colour and patterns
- a 64-page instruction book for 20 fish and sea creature models
- a link to free online video tutorials
Origami Fish Projects
We had so much fun with this kit – and I think maybe I had more fun than the kids! There’s a lot you can do with this kit – just use your imagination! If you have an empty fish tank, hang these fish in it to create a diorama. We didn’t have a tank….so I used our front window!
I simply put some silver card we had around the fish, drew on some little waves with a window marker, and hung the origami fish using thread that I attached to the fish at one end, and a suction cup on the other. We had some fish window clings Mom and Dad sent over some time back, so we used those as well, to give a more dimensional look to our tank. I think it looks pretty cool – what do you think?
Now we can sit outside and enjoy the view of the Irish hills, as well as an interesting fish tank.
Kallista and I both made Fish Silhoutettes that can be used as they are, or turned into a card by gluing or using double-sided tape to affix it to the front of a card blank and brighten someone else’s day with a cute greeting. I have a friend who’s just taken up fishing and hasn’t had much luck so far this year – so perhaps a fun ‘catch’ in the mailbox will give him a laugh.
I tried out making some Fish Bones, which were a little trickier, but fun as they are different than the rest of the projects. I hung these lower down in our ‘window tank.’
Tristan made a fearsome shark to keep the food chain in check, as well as a simple fish for some colour.
Back in elementary school, my best friend, Leasa named one of her angel fish after me, so of course I had to make and angel fish for our tank, too!
Origami Fish are great for:
How fun would this kit be for a school, group, daycare, etc.?! There are many, many things you could do! You could even have every student make a fish or three and use them for ‘fishing‘ games with prizes attached.
If you’re interested in purchasing Origami Fish, it’s available through: