Flying Carp Craft for Boys in 5 Easy Steps

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Flying Carp Craft for Boys

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You can make this gorgeous and colorful flying carp boys' crafts in 5 easy steps. Katherine Lee

This flying carp paper craft for boys can be made in minutes with just a few ordinary materials like an empty toilet paper roll and some colored paper. It's as fun as it is easy--a perfect craft for boys and girls alike!

In Japan, May 5 is Children's Day (formerly known as Boys' Day), a day to celebrate the health and happiness of children. (Girls have their own special day, on March 3, on which parents pray for girls' growth and happiness.)

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This easy craft is made with a few simple materials.

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You only need a few simple materials to make this easy crafts for boys. Katherine Lee

You'll only need a few simple materials to make this easy boys' craft:

  • colored paper
  • streamers
  • empty toilet paper rolls
  • a circle shape paper punch (1" in diameter)
  • glue or glue dots
  • googly eyes

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Punch out circles.

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Make circles--these will be the fish "scales.". Katherine Lee

Your child will love this part: He can make lots of circles in bright colors using the paper punch. These will be the scales that will be glued on to the fish (the toilet paper roll.)

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Now he can glue on the scales.

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Glue the circles onto the toilet paper roll. Katherine Lee

Once he's made a batch of circles, he can begin gluing the scales onto the toilet paper roll. Tell him not to worry if the circles aren't lined up perfectly--they'll look pretty just the same.

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Add streamers to the carp.

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Add an eye and streamers to the flying carp craft. Katherine Lee

Next, your child can glue on a googly eye and some cut-up streamers to the flying carp.

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Here's a finished flying carp!

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Here's a finished flying carp. Katherine Lee

Ta da! Here's a finished flying carp. Make a batch with your child in lots of different colors. If he wants, you can glue on some some twine to the head of the carp and attach it to a stick so that he can pretend he caught the fish on his fishing pole. 

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