Recycled Craft Project for Kids to Make a Big Bottle Mouth Bass

Looking for some fun ways to use all those old plastic bottles?  Here's a fun craft project from our friends at Looledo ... and you can make a whole school of fish ... all different colors.  How fun!

Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!

 

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SUPPLIES

  • Regular Masking Tape
  • Blue Masking Tape ( Optional For Customizing)
  • Colored Paper or regular
  • Colored Markers
  • 2 Straws for optional stand

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1.  TAPE YOUR BOTTLE

Start out by taping your water bottle up completely. I used the blue masking tape for the main body color. You could use regular masking tape instead and color your fish with a marker and make your own designs.

2.  MAKE YOUR FINS.

To make my tail, fin and flippers, I found a piece of colored craft paper. As always, you can use what ever you find, like an old cereal box or something. I drew out my fins and then cut them out. Try making different designs, cutting them out and hold them up to your fish to see which ones you like the best.

3.  ATTACH TAIL, FIN & FLIPPERS.

Now start putting it together. Attach your tail, fin and flippers using small pieces of tape at first. This way you can move them around to find the best location. Once you like where they are, permanently tape them in place.

4.  MAKE THE EYES.

Eyes are great because every one makes them different. I tried using bottle caps and tacks, but I settled with making my own. I used wadded-up pieces of masking tape that I shaped by hand, and then carefully covered with tape. I then colored them and taped them into place. See what you can come up with!

5.  MAKE THE FISH MOUTH.

To make the Mouth I carefully wrapped a piece of tape around the bottle cap and folded it in on itself, shaping it as I went. After several layers and some trimming I colored it.

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Used with permission from Looledo.com "Fun Kids Crafts, Science Projects and more!"

For additional family crafts and other activities check out ZiggityZoom craft projects.