CD Fish Craft

I like the new BSA den meeting plans and pack meeting tips. They really help leaders guide their Cub Scouts through the advancement process. But I do miss some of the fun ideas in the old program helps and the idea of  having fun themes.  So I am going to organize some of the material I have into themes.

This month I will present some ideas related to an aquatics theme for the summer. Some of the posts will focus on safety and procedures, such as the BSA Swim Test. But other posts will just be fun ideas to go along with the them to add a little spark to the program.

So here is a craft to go with the aquatics theme. You can make all sorts of things out of old CDs, which I like to do because it is a good way to reuse them instead of just throwing them away. This fish craft is pretty easy. Cub Scouts can just make one or , for a more involved project, they can make several and put them together as a mobile.

Printable copy (includes diagram to help you visualize): CD Fish Craft

CD Fish Craft

Materials

  • Two old CDs
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • White card stock or construction paper cut fins, lips, and eyes
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Paint the silver (unprinted) sides of the CDs to look like the sides of a fish. Use brush strokes to make scales.
  2. Cut the fins, lips, and two eyes (one for each side) from the construction paper. See the printable copy above for a diagram with a general idea of how to cut them.
  3. Glue the fins and lips to the printed (unpainted side of the CD) as shown in the diagram.
  4. Apply more glue and glue the second CD to the first so the printed sides of the CDs and the paper parts are on the inside and the sides you painted are on the outside.
  5. Glue an eye to each side.
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5 Responses to CD Fish Craft

  1. Amy June 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM #

    We make these in our pack. But I use craft foam

  2. Karen June 14, 2011 at 7:05 PM #

    Where’s the picture of the finished product?

    • Scouter Mom June 17, 2011 at 6:58 PM #

      Sorry, I’m a pretty poor photographer. Every time I try to take a picture of something we made, it looks pretty awful. Check the printable copy with the shapes and you should get a pretty good idea of what it should look like.

  3. Nikki January 28, 2013 at 2:19 PM #

    How do you attach string to this if you turn it into a mobile?

    • Scouter Mom February 4, 2013 at 4:47 PM #

      You can put a loop through the hole in the center and then knot it at the top. A dot of hot glue will keep the loop from slipping. Fishing line works well for this.

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