Make this awesome X for X-Ray Fish Craft using our Printable Template that’s perfect for learning about aquatic animals or about the letter X.
We move on to our next A to Z Alphabet Animal Craft with the Letter X. This craft is from our eBook – A to Z Alphabet Animal Crafts for Kids.
X-Ray Fish – not something you hear about everyday! Also known as the Priscilla Tetra, this is not your average aquarium fish – thanks to it’s translucent body, through which you can see it’s backbone! Kids will love learning about this X-Ray Fish with a fun craft!
X for X-Ray Fish Craft with Printable Template
Supplies needed to make this X for X-Ray Fish Craft:
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- Printable Template
- Blue Felt or Construction Paper or craft foam sheets
- Red Felt or Construction Paper or craft foam sheets
- Thick string in blue
- An old CD
- Glue Gun or Glue stick if using paper.
- Googly Eyes
Steps to make this X for X-Ray Fish Craft:
Print the Craft template on an A4 or Letter Sized paper. Cut out all the parts – the blue head and fins, and the red mouth. Use these cutout templates as your reference points and trace onto felt. We used a 2 mm stiff felt to make this craft. Alternately, you could use construction paper or craft foam in similar colors.
Glue the face to the CD first. Then add the fins at the back. Make a small hole in the red felt for the mouth and glue it in the center of the face.
Glue on the blue string pieces as shown in the image. Finally, glue on googly eyes and you are done. Go for large googly eyes to make it look ‘fishy’!
This printable X for X-Ray Fish craft is perfect for Kids aged 5 and above and improves their fine motor skills, visual perception, and hand-eye coordination. Parents and teachers can also make these at home or class and have their child or students assemble it independently. These crafts can be made by teachers and used as props, puppets, or even for classroom decoration.
Also, check out our post – Fish Art Activity with Chalk Markers
If you home school, run a childcare, or teach any elementary aged kids, this X for X-Ray Fish Craft would be a great supplement to your Letter of the week curriculum. Add this fun craft project when you are studying about unique creatures, aquatic animals or the Letter X.
Here are some fun facts about the X-Ray Fish:
- X-Ray fish can hear very well thanks to the sensitive Weberian apparatus in it’s body.
- X-Ray fish adapt well; they can live in both fresh water and salt water.
- The translucent skin of the X-Ray fish also helps us see the female’s eggs inside her body.
- Their skin also helps as camouflage since predators can’t spot them easily.
Here are some Fish Books that go with this craft
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