Just wanted to share with you all a file folder game/craft that my kiddos and I made. It was fun to make, but we made it into a game so that we could use it over and over. So, here is what we used…
2 blue file folders
1 manila file folder
Mod Podge (we used the Sparkle kind)
blue tissue paper (we used two shades of blue)
fish stickers (2 matching sets)
…and this is what we did…
First, I cut the manila file folder in half and then cut out the bowl shape. (I traced around an oval Pyrex dish to get the general shape of the fish bowl.) Then, cut one of the blue folders in half and cut out the water, being sure to make it slightly smaller than the manila fish bowl. Now, here is the fun part. Cut the tissue paper into small pieces and glue it to the blue water. Once dry, coat it with the sparkle Mod Podge. Once dry, glue it onto the manila fish bowl and add on the fish stickers. (I found our stickers at the Dollar Store. The kids love them because they are shimmery!) Finally, adhere the complete fish bowl to the other blue file folder. Use your second set of matching fish to play a matching game with the fish in your fishbowl. Laminate of more durability. Below is a close up of our fishbowl.