How to Make a 3D Fish

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You can make a 3D fish from household items. Sculpting a paper 3D fish can be a rewarding hobby. 3D fish can be hung as decoration, given as gifts or displayed in a curio. You can make 3D fish of all shapes and sizes.

Things You'll Need

  • Old newpapers
  • Spray adhesive
  • Colorful paper or spray paint
  • Trace a rather large fish outline onto a sheet of newspaper

  • Lie three to four sheets of newspaper flat onto a table and spray adhesive in between each one.

  • Cut out your fish shape when the glue has dried and repeat the above steps, using your first fish as a guide for the second one.

  • Adhere the edges of each fish to each other, making a "fish pocket" that is open at the head of the fish.

  • Stuff the 3D fish with the clippings from the edge of the newspaper. Your fish will get fatter.

  • Seal the head shut. You might want to use a clothespin or clamp while the glue dries to prevent it from coming apart.

  • Cover your completed 3D fish with spray paint or acrylic paint. You could also decoupage your fish with colorful scraps of paper.

Tips & Warnings

  • Guard against over-sprayed adhesive. Try spraying your 3D fish sculpture outdoors, in the grass.
  • Do not use a finishing technique that allows your 3D fish to get too wet. Spray paint is usually the best.

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