We have had a couple of the worst weeks. There has been so much sickness within the walls of this house, everyone has caught a bug to some degree. Some, of course, a lot worse than others. I know everything is finally starting to get back to normal, though, when we break out the crafting supplies. And we’re on our way back with our super cute and simple Neon Paper Fish Bowl Craft!
I knew I was on my way back to feeling like myself again when I walked past a pack of neon bright paper and knew we needed to craft with them. This Neon Paper Fish Bowl Craft is the perfectly simple and bright way to get our creative juices flowing again. And I love how the fish bowl jumps from the paper with 3D effects in the form of neon green folded paper sea grass and the tail fins of the fish.
For our Neon Paper Fish Bowl Craft you will need a pack of neon bright paper that contains blue, green, pink, orange, and yellow in neon bright colors. Aside from that, the rest of the supplies include white cardstock, a black sharpie, scissors, a 1” circle punch, small googly eyes, and a glue stick.
Neon Paper Fish Bowl Craft
- Bright neon paper
- White cardstock
- Black sharpie
- Small googly eyes
- 1” circle punch
- Glue stick
- Bowl, for tracing
Begin by making the circle for your fish bowl. For this, we used the rim of a bowl. Trace around the bowl with a pencil on white cardstock.
Cut out the circle.
Cut bumpy waves on a sheet of neon blue paper. Make sure the paper is large enough to fill at least ⅔ of the bowl. We did the same thing again with more neon blue paper, then glued on top of the other blue paper for a more wavy, layered effect.
Trim excess paper from around the circle.
On a smaller piece of neon green paper, cut more bumpy lines. Adhere to the bottom of the bowl. Trim away excess from around the circle.
With the excess neon green paper, snip 4 long triangles. Fold each in numerous sections, then glue to the green paper on the bottom of the bowl.
Using the black marker, draw an opening at the top of the bowl. Then trace around the outside edge. Color in a bit of black at the bottom of the bowl.
For the fish, punch out circles from the pink, orange, and yellow neon papers using the 1” circle punch. You will need 2 circles for each fish. Keep one circle intact, the other cut into a rounded triangle.
Glue the rounded triangle to the back of the circle, leaving the end of the tail fin unglued. Then glue onto the blue paper of the fish bowl, behind the folded sea grass green paper. Fold the tail fins up and off the paper.
Finish each fish with a small googly eye.
For more fishy fun, be sure to check out our Cardboard Roll Mini Fish, our Magnetic Paper Plate Fishing Game, and these Colorful Cupcake Liner Pufferfish. There are so many more fun crafts at Our Kid Things, too!