Friday, October 23, 2009

Craft with Pencil Shavings : Fish

This is an easy, inexpensive and fun craft for kids. We had a post on pencil shavings craft earlier. This is another one in the same series. Following are the supplies you need :

- Pencils of various colors , pencil sharpener
- Card Stock (for base)
- Pencil colors or crayons
- Glue
- Wiggle eye

You can ask kids to collect pencil shavings over time for this craft or just sharpen few pencils on a lazy afternoon :). I have a toddler who does not write yet so went with the second option. Sketch the pattern for fish on card-stock. Keep the pattern simple so that kids can make it easily. Then starting from the tail end glue the pencil shavings overlapping each other. This way the fish scales look neater.Once you have the body covered with fish scales, finish the project by coloring the fins and tail using pencil colors. Add wiggle eye to the fish and you have an adorable craft project ready. Add corners to the background for a finished look.
You can use it as a wall piece or it could be a greeting card. This project also encourages kids to recycle waste into something beautiful.

There will be more in this series. Stay tuned :).


  1. Wowwww! Its amazing!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. nice efforts!

  3. I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your pencil shavings fish! You can see it here:

    Thanks for such a unique and fun project idea!


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