Keep this fun idea tucked away in your bag of tricks! Bring it out when you need an instant paper craft for children.
You need such little time and such little equipment to make these – and you then have a fun toy to entertain the children with. And once they know how to make them, they are so easy that they will be able to create them independently.
You just need a strip of paper with a cut at each end, the cut needs to be from the opposite side of the paper. In the picture below we cut little slots out so that the photograph would show where to cut – but you just need to cut once at each end. We have also not measured how far in to cut. A little variation does not seem to impact on the flight. Decorate your fish with a face, or just a pattern.
Slot the two ends together.
Then toss your fish in the air, or drop it from up high, and it will start to twirl rapidly as it falls.