Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Japanese Koinobori Craft

by helenonthesofa (follow)
Check out my Weekend Notes articles here: www.weekendnotes.com/profile/160877
5 to 10s (610)      Under 5s (587)      Under The Sea (44)      Toilet Roll (41)      Fish (29)      Tissue paper (18)      Glue (18)      Around the World (14)      Colourful craft (1)     
Little children will love making this colourful craft. Parent supervision is needed in the preparation, but for the gluing, kids will enjoy getting carried away with all the different colours.

The Japanese Koinobori - the flying carp


Koinobori means carp streamer in Japanese where these colourful creations are hung in the wind to celebrate children's day. Whilst this little craft likely isn't up to blowing in the wind, it still makes a very pretty and decorative craft for the home.

Time: 15 minutes actual craft time, and about 10 minutes preparation.
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Medium

Materials
1 toilet roll
Assorted coloured tissue paper
Glue
1 Googly Eye
Optional string and sellotape if you want to hang your fish

Method
Preparing the tissue paper


Parents need to cut the tissue paper into small circles or semi circles. If you have a large circle craft punch, then this is ideal. I just bunched several layers of tissue paper together and cut out rough circle shapes. Also cut about 8 strips of tissue paper which you will use at the end of the craft. This will take about 5 minutes.

Place the tissue circles around the toilet roll in layers to resemble fish scales


Take the toilet roll and put a line of glue near one end of the roll. Cover the glue with a line of tissue paper circles.
Repeat this process until the whole roll is covered. You should aim to overlap the tissue shapes to provide a look of fish scales.

Cover the whole roll



Once you have finished the body of the fish, then it's time to add some pretty streamers to the end of the body. You can do this by putting some glue inside the roll and then sticking the strips of tissue to the glue.

Add some pretty streamers to your fish

Give your fish some personality with a goggly eye


Add a goggly eye to the front of the fish.

Your finished fish


You could easily leave your pretty fish like this, but it is also a great idea to add some strip to the top of the fish so that you can hang it. To do this cut a length of string and sellotape to the inside of the roll (the opposite end to where you have placed the strips of tissue.
Your koinobori is ready to hang.

Categories
#Toilet Roll
#Tissue Paper
#Glue
#Colourful craft
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Around The World
#Under The Sea
#Fish
I like this Article - 6
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by helenonthesofa
If you have a child at home who enjoys having their face painted, then this is a quick and easy fun ...
6 likes
Many children don't enjoy getting their whole face painted, and can't sit still for the time it take...
7 likes
This is a fun activity for Valentine's Day particularly if you've got a little princess or prince wh...
10 likes
This is a fun activity for little kids, and the end product can be given as an Easter gift to grandp...
9 likes
This is a great game for a rainy day indoors and one where the fun begins from actually making t...
15 likes
This is a fun activity for adults to do on young children, or for older children to do on their frie...
8 likes
view all articles by helenonthesofa
Articles by helenonthesofa on Other Hubs
A new baby's arrival is an absolute blessing and one filled with happiness
121 views
My Google Plus Profile
ID: 12166
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
Similar to a snow globe, you can create your own flitter storm by giving this jar a good shake
8 likes
You will have the kids squealing with delight when you set up a balloon rocket! Best of all, you wil...
8 likes
Turn jelly into finger food! This is a fun activity for kids to do with an adult
3 likes
Using store-bought cardboard shapes, or ones you have made yourself, kids of all ages can have f...
3 likes
Inspirational quotes on a watercolour background seem to be everywhere right now
8 likes
Make this cute little fish with your little ones using items that can be found in most homes
3 likes
This is an awesome craft for every princesses who love the Beauty and the Beast
1 like
These easy brownies are transformed for Easter with a little icing and mini eggs to create chocolate...
1 like
An easy brownie recipe to make with the kids
1 like
A great Easter themed craft that could be used to collect mini chocolate eggs or be given as a gift...
6 likes
Categories
Under 5s (587)
Any Age (402)
Over 10s (380)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (869)
Medium (241)
Hard (37)
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version