These colorful cardboard fish are fun to  make and brighten up any wall on a dreary winter day!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Large Hole Punch (1 in.)
  • Pencil/Pen/Marker

Create it!

Step 1: Draw and cut or freehand a fish shape out of cardboard.

Step 2: Trace face of fish on cardstock. Cut and glue to cardboard.

Step 3: Cut strips for fins and punch circles for scales out of a variety of colored cardstock.

Step 4: Glue strips to fins.


Step 5: Trim off excess from strips used on fins.

Step 6: Glue circles to body of the fish for scales.


Step 7: Finish with eye and "whiskers."


To hang on the wall, we mounted the fish to some cardboard rectangles decorated with tape!