Flashy, Splashy Koi Fish Windsock

Flashy, Splashy Koi Fish Windsock craft

What better way to jazz up a breezy day than with a bright windsock? With Crayola Neon Color Explosion® Markers and Paper, your banner is sure to be more colorful than real-life fish!

  • 1.

    Draw a large fish on Crayola Neon Color Explosion® Paper with Neon Color Explosion Markers. Make the fish at least 5 inches (13 cm) wide. Cut out your fish. Trace your fish on another sheet of Neon Color Explosion Paper and cut it out, too.

  • 2.

    Use Neon Color Explosion Markers to decorate the sides of your fish that will face outward.

  • 3.

    Draw two small fins for each side of the fish. Cut them out and decorate them. Attach fins to your fish with double-stick tape or glue dots.

  • 4.

    Lay both fish together so their decorated sides face out. Staple several places ONLY along the edge of the top and bottom of the fish. Leave the ends open.

  • 5.

    Cut a cardboard roll to fit inside the fish. Punch several holes in one end. Cut ribbons of varying lengths. Tie ribbon in the holes. Carefully insert the tube in the fish so the ribbons hang out the back.

  • 6.

    Punch one hole on each side of the fish’s mouth. Tie ribbon through both sides in a loop. Tie more ribbon to the fish’s mouth and to the dowel. Decorate the dowel with braids of ribbon if you like.

  • 7.

    Display your windsock indoors or outside where it will stay dry. Watch the colors flash and splash as your art blows in gentle breezes!