Make Your Own Flying Fish! -- Upcycled Art With a Toilet Paper Tube

In this one-time class, learners will make their own flying fish windsock inspired by Japanese carp streamers using cardboard tubes, tissue paper, glue, and other easily-found materials.
190 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 12 learners

50 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

How does aOne-Timeclass work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Fri Jun 17

Meet once (1 day)
4pm - 4:50pm

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Class Experience

Students will learn basic color theory, a little bit about the Japanese carp streamers that inspired this art project, and how to complete this project to make again in the future!
No homework.
Learners will need:
a cardboard toilet paper tube (paper towel tubes cut in half will also work; this is the base of the fish)
3-10 sheets of tissue paper (I use "tissue gift wrap" because it comes in a pack of ten sheets in a variety of colors; this is for the scales and the tail pieces. Any colors will work, but I recommend having at least two colors available simply for contrast)
scissors (cutting the scales)
a glue stick (I have found that using glue sticks makes this project much easier to do, but glue and a brush can also work; attaching the scales to the body)
yarn or string (to be able to hang the fish)
tape (any tape can work, but I have found that masking tape works best; used to attach the string inside of the tube for hanging)
paper (for making the eyes)
markers (for making the pupils on the eyes and adding color to the iris if the learner would like)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No assessment.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Lives in the United States
artist and educator
190 total reviews
226 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Anne (she/her) and I am an artist and educator based in New England, USA.  I've worked as an educator in a variety of settings ranging from afterschool arts programming to hands-on science programming to speaking and presentation... 
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