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Cut-Paper 3-D Marbled Fish Project

Time: 2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

9x12" Mixed Media Paper
Ink Colors
Marbling Tray
Wiggle Eyes
Blue Construction Paper
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Work on your marbling technique while making these 3-D marbled fish. This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Visit our YouTube channel, UnitedArtandEd, for complete marbling and project instructions.
  • Step 2
    Cut fish body and fin shapes out of the marbled papers with scissors. Students may wish to trade marble scraps to add variety to their fish.
  • Step 3
    Arrange and glue the marbled fish body to a piece of blue construction paper. Make sure not to glue the body flat - glue only at the ends, with the middle curved up for a 3-D look. Attach fins and tail by the edge only, crease and shape to give a 3-D flair. Apply a wiggle eye to each fish with glue.

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