Turn your packaging into a friendly fish from the sea with this quick reuse craft project.
Gather together a milk carton, bottle caps and colourful or shiny material like foil baking cups. Attach them all together with our easy to follow instructions and Makedo parts from mymakedo.com
Step 1: Find
Source materials from around your home. We’ve used a milk carton for the body, bottle caps for the eyes and baking cups and cardboard for the fins.
Step 2: Build
To create the body, open up the bottom flaps of your milk carton.
Step 3: Eyes
Use the Makedo Safe-saw and punch a hole in the bottle caps and in the open flaps of the milk carton. These will be the eyes for your Fish.
Step 4: Fins
For the Fish fins, fold your baking cups in half and connect them to the sides of your Fish body using Makedo Re-clips.
Step 5: Cut
Cut fin shapes out of cardboard to create the dorsal (top) fin of your Fish.
Step 6: Connect
Connect this cardboard fin to the top of your Fish body using Makedo Re-clips and a Makedo Lock-hinge on a right angle.
Step 7: Tail
Finally, pinch the end of your Fish carton body so that the triangle shaped flaps are pointed out. Connect the sides together using Makedo Re-clips.
Step 8: Complete
Your Milk Carton Fish is now complete! What other Fishy characters can you make using reclaimed materials and Makedo? Remember to share your creation at mymakedo.com
, we would love to see it!