This past weekend we needed to come up with a craft that my kids could teach younger elementary kids how to do. Being the fish loving water family that we are, I looked for a fishy craft and stumbled upon these cute clothespin animals. But there were no printables to go along with the cute pics that I had found.
Well, I set to work in illustrator and made a few printables so you could easily make this craft too. Here they are:
But you know, when we were ready to cut out the 100 fish and shark for the craft, my friend said, I have a cricut, can you just put these files into a .png file for my cricut to speedily cut them out for you? Um, yes please. So if you are lucky enough to have a cricut, here are the .png files for you!
And here are the easy steps for the craft.
- Download your files and print your fish and sharks.
- Color in your creatures and cut out along the outside black line.
- Now cut your fish and shark in half. Start at the tail, and cut right down the middle to the mouth. If you are doing the fish, cut your straight line almost to the eye and then give it a curve for a smile.
- Glue each half to the top and bottom of the clothespin. We found glue dots to be the easiest way to attach!
Have fun with your fishy creatures!