Sunday, November 6, 2011

Coffee Filter Fish


This week the kids and I made some adorable little fish out of coffee filters.  I'd like to say it was my idea, but we were just following the suggestion of our curriculum.  They came out so cute, however, I thought I'd share with you.


Day one, use markers to color a coffee filter.



Or if you are Mini Cooper, color your lips.  She has the worst habit of doing this when I am not looking.  Not sure how I caught this on camera.


Spray down the filters and leave them to dry-in our case overnight.


When dry, cut out a fish.  We were provided a template with our Bob Jones Curriculum, but it was actually too big for the filter.  So we improvised.


We added googly eyes.


Tons of glue (kids like glue).


And even more glitter-we sparkled all day!


Mini added 3 eyes-we are working on learning body parts lol.


We created a whole school of fish!  
Yes, we-it looked so fun I made the one at the beginning of the post.  It was, indeed, fun!


Mustang's


and Charger's.


When you are done...destroy the template with scissors.  
I love how focused Charger is in this photo!

We will be hanging our fish for display tomorrow.  It was a great little craft!

God Bless!

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6 comments:

Lori @ La-La's Home Daycare said...

Super cute! I love the way they turned out.

Carrie said...

Very cute!! We have watercolored coffee filters but not colored them. Great idea. I would love it if you would share it at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2011/11/sharing-saturday-4.html. Thank you!

{K} said...

That looks like a fun craft!! They turned out really cute!!

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Lindsay said...

Very cute! You could read rainbow fish to go along with them too :-)

Aimee from Classified: Mom said...

Awesome idea- I just pinned it on Pinterest! Thank you for sharing this with us on The Sunday Showcase

Carrie said...

Thank you for sharing them at Crafty Moms Share!