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(we used 12 x 18)
Tissue Paper (dollar tree)
|Koi Noburi Craft
|Our Japanese Carp Kites (or more accurately windsocks) make some really beautiful projects for
children to make when learning about Japanese culture. This would be a wonderful end of the unit
project for your students or co-op groups.
|Step 1: Prep
Cut a variety of fish scales from your
|Step 2: Prep
Optional: Get your glue ready on a
paper plate, and use a brush to apply it
For younger children, you can draw lines
for them to follow, so that they're scales
After you finish the first row of scales,
add in second row of scales on top of the
first. You want each layer to slightly
cover the previous one.
On the long side of the paper, apply a
Continue to add in additional layers of
scales, overlapping each previous row.
Stop when you're a little over halfway
Glue a thin black strip of construction
paper on top of the final row. This is
optional, and just makes the scales look a
bit more "Cleaned-Up."
Cut out two eyes for your carp, and glue
them on your construction paper, spaced
as shown in the photo.
Turn your paper over, trim the sides of
any extra overhanging scales. Don't trim
Apply a layer of glue along the bottom
edge of your paper.
Glue on your Crepe Paper Streamers.
Turn your paper over.
Roll up your paper (with the scales on the
outside) Staple or glue along the edges
to keep it together.
Punch holes on each side of the paper,
and tie a piece of yarn to each hole.
Hang up your Kite in a windy
spot, and enjoy the view!
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