By Mary Ayres
Rainbow® bag – blue
Peacock™ construction paper – sky blue, turquoise,
- Four silver
Length white cord
hole punch (1/8”, ¼”) and paper edgers (cloud,
- Pacon® pony beads
- Rubber stamp alphabet and
black ink pad
- Black maker
- Paper glue
1. Trim top of bag with
cloud paper edgers. Cut two random width strips from white,
sky blue, and turquoise paper, using cloud paper edgers, for
waves on the bag. Cut two ½” x 8-1/2” strips
from sky blue paper, using cloud paper edgers, for handles.
Punch a 1/8” hole in ends of handle strips and in top
of bag 1-1/2” in from each side.
2. Glue strips angled across bag front, trimming ends even
with bag. Attach handles to front and back of bag using paper
3. Cut a 2-1/4” x 5” rectangle from yellow paper
for tag, cutting one short side with cloud paper edgers for
fish tail. Make diagonal cuts in front corners of tag for
fish head. Make “V” cuts in long sides of tag
to define fish body and tail. Cut 3/8” wide strips from
purple and orange paper, using scallop paper edgers.
4. Using black marker or rubber stamps write “for”
on orange strip and name on purple strip. Glue strips horizontally
across the fish, trimming ends even with tag. Punch ¼”
hole in front of tag for eye. Draw mouth under eye.
5. Wrap a small piece of tape around each end of cord. Attach
cord to tag through eye hole. String pony beads on cord ends.
Wrap cord around bag handle and tie into a knot. Trim cord
ends past knot.
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