Faux Fish- A Fun Fish Bowl Project for You and the Kids

January 30, 2014 by
Filed under: Zooquarium Betta Fish Bowls 

Fish Bowl Kids Project

Zooquarium Fish Bowls are the perfect fun and colorful Betta fish tanks for kids. However, we understand how hard it can be keep a fish in the home with a child. You may have fear that it will get knocked over, or the sadness that comes along with losing a pet. Here is a fun floating faux fish project to do with your kids, and a safe way to keep your Zooquarium in your child’s room.

Floating Faux Fish

You Will Need:

Paper and pencil
Thin plastic (we used old food containers)
Permanent markers
Needle and thread
Glass beads
Bubble wrap
Fishbowl or tank
Stones and shells

Step 1
Sketch a few fish shapes on paper, then lay the thin plastic on top. Trace the drawings with black permanent marker.

Step 2
When the ink is dry, cut out the fish. The plastic is prone to splitting during cutting, so keep the shapes simple.

Step 3
Color in the other side of the plastic fish with permanent markers. (Coloring on the side with the black outline will smear the ink.) Let the ink dry.

Step 4
Pull the needle and thread through a bead, then through a fish’s mouth. Remove the needle and tie the thread ends together in a loop that’s 1 1/2 to 5 inches from bead to fish. Repeat for the other fish.

Step 5
Cut strips of bubbles from the bubble wrap, taking care to keep the bubbles intact. Sew a strip to the top of each fish’s mouth. Fill the fishbowl with water, then add your fish. Cover the bottom of the bowl with more beads, and stones and shells.


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