Years ago, before there were craft blogs packed with ideas, Silhouette and Cricut machines to do our cutting, and fancy shmancy printers, I was asked to be in charge of putting together a fishing pond for our neighborhood Halloween Carnival. Okay, it was only around 6 years ago, I'm not that old, but I didn't have any of those things at the time. ;)
What I did have was construction paper, scissors, and a determination to make a fishing pond that was unusual and fun.
This is how the idea came about for
It all started with this one here...'Jack 'O Fish'...
(Okay, so it looks like a basketball, I tried.)
(Yes, I know he's missing a leg, but that happens sometimes, right? I'm sure it's around here somewhere...)
(He's seen better days too, but you get the idea.)If you want to make these to decorate a fishing pond for your childs' classroom party, or for a neighborhood carnival, they really aren't that difficult to make. I traced around a salad plate to get the round part of the fish, added fins, and then used it as a template to make the other fish. With all of the great resources we have now, I'm positive you could make them look a lot cuter, much much cuter!