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CD ROM Fish Craft

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I originally made this as a craft for my 2 nephews and my niece, then I made another to use in my 5th grade school project on the Great Barrier Reef. Not only is this a great project for your little ones or as a good touch in a marine school project, even as an aquatic addition to your cubicle! It's pretty simple, and customizable. Hope you have fun with it!
 
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Step 1: Materials

This is all the stuff you will need:

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun (though I'm sure superglue would work, though you might need a lot)

Thumbtack (to hang it)

Fishing String (to attach it to the thumbtack)

Sharpie (or similar bleed-mark making device)

Cardstock (construction paper works, but I'm not too fond of the graininess of it, cardstock is much smoother and a bit thicker)

2 CDs that you don't need

Googly eyes (medium size works good, though the super-large ones look hilarious!)

Template (Courtesy of DLTK-Kids)

Step 2: Cutting out the Pieces

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First, save the template below onto your hard drive and open it up with Word and *make sure it is 100% enlarged* or else your fish will look like he just ate a REALLY big pancake. I printed mine out on draft mode, because my printer just drinks ink. I also just printed mine onto a normal piece of paper, and traced onto the cardstock. It doesn't really matter though. Take your template and pick a piece to start tracing. What I did was place it on top of the cardstock near the edge, to conserve paper, which helps later on, trust me, and used a Sharpie to trace it. There are other ways (which are probably better and easier), so you can choose any method you like. Note: You are going to need to trace the large top (dorsal) fin twice, as we need two of them. Ok, once you get the pieces traced, cut them out. I used scissors, again, use your sharp object of choice.
mazin5310 months ago
This is sooooooo cute. You did a great job on your instuctions. I only had one problem, which is nothing, when I went to save the template to word so I could work with it, there was no way to save it from the site.

I don't mind though. I love this.
Thank you
amazin1953@yahoo.com
target403 years ago
i remember doing this in second grade....
mtjohnson65 years ago
ROCKIN GOOD tute, man...ROCKIN GOOD!! I teach preschool and this will be PERFECT for my 3 yr olds when we do our sea unit. Thanks of sharing!!! ~moi
HamO6 years ago
Very well done instructable, impressive writing!
Bran (author)  HamO6 years ago
Thank you very much! Glad you liked it.
minfu2 Bran6 years ago
I did one like this, except it is a pirhana, and I cut a piece out of the cd to make a mouth.
charl_ie6 years ago
http://www.dltk-kids.com/animals/image/bcdfish.gif
Here is the fish template

Nice instructable!!!
SacTownSue6 years ago
I love it! 2cute!
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