Finding ways to boost wellbeing and feel good at home are imperative towards maintaining healthy bodies and minds.

Getting creative with the kids is a great way to keep them entertained for hours and help their imaginations continue to run wild while staying at home. Over the course of our closure, we'll be sharing quick and easy-to-follow guides for fun family crafts using bits and pieces from around the house.

We're excited about this one! Make your own moving fish out of paper using this super fun, super cool tutorial.

Equipment needed:

  • A4 coloured paper 
  • Coloured paper scraps 
  • White paper 
  • Glue 
  • Scissors 
  • Black Pen 
  • Pencil 

Let's get making!


1. Cut a piece of A4 paper into a square. To make a rectangular piece of paper square, fold one corner across the paper to line the top edge with the side edge of the paper. You can trim off the extra paper and you are left with a square of paper folded in half diagonally. Open it out and flatten before following the instructions on the sheet.

2. Fold in the two bottom corners of the paper to meet in the middle to create a kite shape.

3. Unfold and fold the paper in half again, diagonally.

4. With your paper still folded diagonally in half, cut from the folded edge to the first fold line, starting at the narrowest point until about 3 cm from the wide end. 

Top tip: The smaller the gaps between cuts, the more the fish will bend and move.

5. Unfold and glue the two long ends together to make a cone shape.


6. Curve off the end of the widest point with your scissors to create the fish's nose. Glue a semi-circle shape to the underside of the cone, opposite the nose, to create the fish's mouth.

7. Create fins and eyes using the other paper in whatever colour you like, and glue them on. You can add detail to the fins with the pen too.

Finished! Hold your fish by its head and tail and try wiggling it around - see, it swims through the air! Why stop there? Have a go at making a few more in different colours to create your own aquarium scene. You could even hang them from strings to make a fishy mobile.