I originally made this as a craft for my 2 nephews and my niece, then I made another to use in my 5th grade school project on the Great Barrier Reef.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!
Step 1: Materials
This is all the stuff you will need:
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
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.