This is a great inexpensive kids craft for Chinese New Year! The Chinese consider goldfish to be a symbol of wealth and abundance. Make yours today out of orange paper, a ping pong ball, a twist tie, googly eyes and a sharpie.
orange paper - orange napkin or piece of plastic tablecloth, or even a piece of orange tissue paper
ping pong ball - you can use something else similar in size and lightweight
twist tie - or string
sharpie or marker
moving googly eyes (optional)
Step 1: Step 1
Cut a piece of orange paper out of an orange colored napkin or tissue paper or even orange plastic tablecloth. The square should be at least 7" x 7". Place a ping pong ball or similar sized object in the middle. You could even crumple some scrap or tissue paper to the size of a ping pong ball and place it in the center of the orange paper
Step 2: Step 2
Wrap the orange paper around the ball and grab it in a small bunch. Secure the orange sheet around the ping pong ball with a twist tie.
Step 3: Step 3
Glue on some googly eyes or draw them on with a marker.
Step 4: Step 4
Draw fins, scales and a cute mouth. Ta da! Done!