Recycled CD Fish Craft for Kids

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    Recycled CD Fish Craft

    We are dreaming of beach weather with this simple Recycled CD Fish Kid Craft tutorial. With this kid-friendly summer craft idea, you and your child can make some one-of-a-kind "fishy" pieces that are perfect for some ocean themed fun! Plus with complete customization at your child's fingertips, this recycled material craft is sure to be a real winner with parents and kids alike.

    Whether you use them for pretend play or crafty decor for your home this summer, these bright and...MORE cheery creations are sure to be an inexpensive crowd pleaser that is perfect for children of all ages. Also try the Recycled CD Crab Craft for more fun sea creatures.

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    Gather Your Supplies

    Supplies Needed

    • Recycled CDs (one per fish)
    • Tissue paper (we used blue & green)
    • Cardstock (we used yellow & orange)
    • Glue
    • Rhinestones
    • Googly eyes
    • Scissors
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    Cover the CD With Tissue Paper

    • First, have your child cut their tissue paper into small squares. Set aside.
    • Now grab your glue and have children paint/draw a thick layer of glue all over the CD, really making sure they get every inch covered (it doesn’t matter which side of the CD you choose to cover with glue).
    • Next, have your child place the tissue paper squares on top of the glue until the CD is completely covered and has a nice mosaic design to it.
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    Add Fins

    • Cut out some fins and lips out of the cardstock and glue those onto the decorated CD.
    • Then, finish off by gluing on some colorful rhinestones, and of course your googly eyes, so your fish can see. 
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    Finished Recycled CD Fish Kid Craft

    At this time, you can also add other embellishments you see fit (like glitter, buttons or even ribbon) to give your fish that one-of-a-kind look before you display them proudly!