How To

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From Xplor: November/December 2017

Here’s what you need:

  • Green craft paper
  • Yellow craft paper
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Clear tape
  • Hole punch
  • Fishing line or yarn

Here’s what you do:

  • Trim a piece of green craft paper so that it’s square. Fold one corner over to meet the other so that the paper forms a triangle.
  • Unfold the triangle. Fold the sides in to meet the center crease. The paper should now be shaped like a kite.
  • Unfold the kite. Color white and black stripes. Fold the paper back into a triangle.
  • Starting 2 inches from the end, cut from the center fold upward to the other fold. Continue making cuts every half inch until you are 2 inches away from the other end.
  • Round off the end of the triangle. Color in the fish’s eyes and gill covers.
  • Apply glue and stick the paper together to form a cone.
  • From a piece of yellow craft paper, cut out one lower jaw (A), one tail fin (B), one dorsal fin (C), one anal fin (D), two pectoral fins (E), and two pelvic fins (F). Color spines on the fins then tape the jaw and fins to the body.
  • Punch a hole in the dorsal fin. Thread an 8-inch length of fishing line or yarn through the hole.  Tie the line together to form a loop. Hang the loop on a Christmas tree or tape it to the ceiling in your bedroom.

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