Make a School of Origami Fish: Easy Folding Instructions

Whether you make just one or a while school, you’ll have fun folding these origami fish! As origami requires children to slow down, to follow a sequence of instructions carefully and to use their fine motor skills, these origami fish are definitely a great challenge for school aged kids.

Easy fold orgami fish


I walked Immy (at 7 1/2 years of age) twice through the folding process slowly and then she was off on her own, folding a whole school of brightly coloured rainbow fish (this was working one on one, it would likely be different when working with a larger group).

Immy also had the awesome idea of decorate some of her fish with a Sharpie marker and then adding a craft stick to make puppets. We’ve enjoyed many fishy themed puppet shows since!

Origami fish puppets: How to Fold an Origami Fish. A fabulous craft for school aged kids.

If you are interested in making one or a whole school of origami fish, watch the video below for the how-to.

Be warned however, making them is more than a little addictive!

More Cool Explorations in Colour!

Kaleidoscope:Hands On Explorations in Colour (and Color!) for Kids. A fabulous new resource for kids aged 5 to 55. Awesome intergrated learning activities incorporating, STEM, literacy, art, science, cooking and more

This is STEM, art and literacy like you’ve never seen it before – dressed up in all the colours of the rainbow! Kaleidoscope: Hands-On Explorations in Colour (and Color!) includes 25 awe-inspiring projects that integrate learning across a range of subject areas, including the STEM topics of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well as art, literacy and cooking. This is a great resource for teachers, parents, camp organisers, youth and community group leaders, homeschoolers, out of school care educators and more. Pop over to find out more.

More creative ideas for school aged kids;

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  1. This looks like a great project for a 9 yr. old boy I have this summer in my daycare. He has been keeping busy with perler beads, and Spirograph. This will give him something new to do! Thank you!

  2. I liked the fish and it was pretty easy to me and the result was great and I love the cute fish now

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