Learn about numbers and colors with the help of the Dr Seuss book, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and this One Fish Two Fish Paper Quilling Craft!
Most popular books or classics have short names – ‘Frankenstein’, ‘1984’, ‘Anna Karenina’, ‘Jane Eyre’. Then some names are slightly longer – ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. And then you have a book title with all of EIGHT words – One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish – and who else could write it but Dr Seuss!
The book, of course, is as unique as its title, and is the ideal book for very young kids. It’s got numbers and colors, it’s got rhymes and it’s absolutely hilarious! Now, doesn’t that check all the right boxes for a children’s classic?
We certainly think so! And that’s why we’re having some fun today with this book, by making a paper quilling craft based on it. And yes, it does feature fish in multiple colors!
One Fish Two Fish Paper Quilling Craft
List of Supplies:
- Quilling strips
- Slotted quilling tool
- Craft glue
- Googly eyes
How to make the One Fish Two Fish Paper Quilling Craft:
1. You can use quilling strips or you can also prepare your own quilling strips from colored craft papers or colored cardstock paper. Use the slotted quilling tool to make loose coil. Press any one side of that coil to make a teardrop shape. Make 2 quilled teardrop shapes, 1 big and the other one relatively smaller. Keep a small part of the big teardrop shape’s open end outside of the shape.
2. Take the small teardrop shape and flatten its curved side to create a triangle shape.
3. Press the middle point of the triangle shape’s any one straight ends to make an arrow head shape.
4. Apply glue on the big teardrop shape’s extra part on the outside. Join the arrow head shape’s pointy end with the glued part of the teardrop shape. The fish pattern is ready!
5. Now attach the googly eye on the teardrop shape to complete the quilled fish.
6. Cut out a small half moon shape from pink colored craft paper; this will be the mouth of the fish. Glue it on the teardrop shape, below the googly eye. Allow the glue dry.
This is a great craft for quilling beginners, since you don’t need to learn to make complicated shapes for this. And once you start it can get pretty addictive! If you like, you can also try other paper quilling Seuss crafts like the Horton Hears a Who Paper Quilled Craft, Paper Quilling Hot Air Balloon Craft or the Quilled Truffula Trees. Have fun quilling away!