Lately, I honestly haven't had the time (or energy) to craft. (Do you ever feel that way too?) Well, in case you wanted a quick, summer craft to do with the kids, I'm sharing this easy kirigami fish craft today! I've always enjoyed paper cutting and folding crafts, so I thought this was a really great way for young children to get creative with scissors and paper too!
Let's make some Kirigami Fish!
To cut out a fish, simply fold your paper in half horizontally. Then, cut out half a fish. When you open up the paper, you should get a symmetrical fish!
Here are some easy cuts and folds that I used to make my designs:
I simply folded the paper in half and then cut out rectangles, made curved cuts, and made slanted cuts. Then, I unfolded the paper and pushed the cut out bits upwards.
Instead of simply folding my fish in half, I also folded them into fourths to make more cuts.
To do this, I simply folded the fish in half. Then, I opened up the fish and folded both sides to meet the middle folded line. Then, I made my slanted cuts.
Tada! I love this craft because there are so many opportunities to explore, cut, and fold. What kind of designs can YOU make? I hope you have fun trying out this kirigami activity with your children too!
Pssst- Dig ocean themed kids crafts?Well. You're in luck! Today's post is part of a Collaborative Series of Ocean Crafts! Here are 10 other fun ocean crafts from some crafty kid bloggers!
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