I posted about making this Water Bottle Fish Wall Hanging a couple years ago with my girls featuring a fun water bottle fish. I thought I would give an updated version since I brought this project back out for one final lesson with my students as the year was coming to an end. It was simple and didn’t require a lot of materials or mess which was perfect for the last couple weeks of school.
I made a quick school wide announcement for plastic water bottles and, man, did they deliver! We collected several big bags full! I was so happy to give these bottles another life and not end up in the landfill.
See the 3 EASY STEPS and materials below for this perfect summer project.
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- Soft plastic water bottles (stiff plastic will be too hard to cut)
- Permanent markers
- Tissue paper
Select your water bottle and remove any labels.
Draw and color on the water bottle to resemble a fish. Add eyes, scales, stripes, polka dots, or any design along the body. The spout of the bottle becomes the mouth and can be colored in as well.
Cut off the end of the water bottle with scissors.
Staple the end of the water bottle together with some pieces of tissue paper and/or feathers.
And that’s it! So simple!
See a throwback to what my girls and I did with our water bottle fish here!