Accordion Fish

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These adorable fish are perfect as classroom decorations or as display pieces for reports and presentations!

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Age: 4+

Duration: 5 Minutes

Learning Outcomes: Practice folding accordion-style. Exercise scissor skills.

You’ll Need:


Start by folding your sheet of paper in half, hamburger style.

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Draw an outline of a fish. Remember, you have folded your paper, so use the fold as the middle of your fish. You are really only drawing the outline of HALF a fish.

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Cut out your fish, being careful not to cut the fold.

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Open your fish up. Start at the nose, and accordion fold your fish until you reach the tail. DO NOT accordion fold the tail.

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Once you have completed the accordion fold, fold the accordion in half.

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The folds will spread out as you do this; that’s ok! Carefully tape the two sides together to complete your fish.

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Add googly eyes or other details to cap off the look of your fish!


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