Sea Animals & the Ocean

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Wooden Spoon Fish

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This craft activity is a great way for children to explore and learn about fish and their skeletons. You could incorporate this project into a lesson about the sea and sea creatures.

Search terms: ocean, fishing, sealife, water, skeleton.

  • Step 1Paint approximately 6 popsticks with magenta paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 2Paint approximately 6 popsticks with orange paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Decorate the coloured popsticks with gold glitter or glitter glue to add a touch of sparkle. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Trim the popsticks to varying lengths. These will become the ribs of your fish. Look to our design above as a guide.
  • Step 5Place the popsticks at an angle along the handle of the wooden spoon as shown. Secure with glue.
  • Step 6Create a tail for your fish using cardboard. Carefully cut out the tail and paint it with magenta paint. Allow to dry.
  • Step 7Glue the tail to the end of the wooden spoon to complete the shape of your fish’s body.
  • Step 8Use a marker to add detail to your fish. We added a smile and tail detail.
  • Step 9Finally, use glue to secure the wiggle eye to your fish.

Materials used in this activity

Cardboard Squares - White - Pack of 100
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Popsticks - Natural - Pack of 1,000
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Student Scissors - Pack of 20
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CleverPatch Junior PVA Glue - 1 Litre
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