Why do I make these? Well personally I think they are so cute. My boys love them. My oldest son helps me make them, and they helped teach him the word "fish." Even my husband will toss me an empty soda bottle and say "Here is another fish."
They can be made into a mobile or used in a window as a sun catcher. They are very easy to make. If you are doing this project with children, you should do some of the beginning steps ahead of time. It really depends on the kids how many you need to do ahead.
WARNING:: This Instructable uses scissors, knives and spray paint. Please take the proper safety measures when working with these tools.
Step 1: Gathter Your Supplies
20oz Soda Bottle
Knife (I use an xacto knife)
Step 2: Remove Your Label
Step 3: Time to Cut
With a Knife or scissors, cut the bottom off.
Step 4: Staple Time
Step 5: Cutting Again
1. Cut a V shape out of the mouth of the bottle. This will be the fish mouth.
2. Cut to follow the curve of the bottle on each side. Make sure not to go all the way through. This will be the fins and tail.
3. Mark and Cut a small fin in the top section of the bottle.
Step 6: Finishing Cuts
Step 7: Primer Fun
Step 8: 1st Layer of Paint
If you want some transparency, apply a thin coat.
Step 9: Finishing Touches
Voila! There is your new fish.