Fresh-Water Big Bottle-Mouth Bass

fish-1Getting Started

Always use your imagination and be creative when building these kids crafts or any others. It's your creation, so be inventive when looking for building supplies — you just may be surprised! When building your project, experiment with new and different ways of putting it together. The most important thing is to have fun!

supliesFind these or similar supplies!

  • Regular Masking Tape
  • Blue Masking Tape ( Optional For Customizing)
  • Colored Paper or regular
  • Colored Markers
  • 2 Straws for optional stand

taped-botle--finns1.Tape your bottle

Start out by taping your water bottle up completely. I used the blue masking tape for the main body color. You could use regular masking tape instead and color your fish with a marker and make your own designs.

2.Make your fins!

To make my tail, fin and flippers, I found a piece of colored craft paper. As always, you can use what ever you find, like an old cereal box or something. I drew out my fins and then cut them out. Try making different designs, cutting them out and hold them up to your fish to see which ones you like the best.

3.Attach your tail, fin, and flippers!

Now start putting it together. Attach your tail, fin and flippers using small pieces of tape at first. This way you can move them around to find the best location. Once you like where they are, permanently tape them in place.

4.Make your eyes!

Eyes are great because every one makes them different. I tried using bottle caps and tacks, but I settled with making my own. I used wadded-up pieces of masking tape that I shaped by hand, and then carefully covered with tape. I then colored them and taped them into place. See what you can come up with!

5.Make your Mouth!

To make the Mouth I carefully wrapped a piece of tape around the bottle cap and folded it in on itself, shaping it as I went. After several layers and some trimming I colored it.


6.Make your spots!

I cut out spots for my fish from regular masking tape. I made them different shapes and sizes. I stuck them on and tried to space them evenly. You could try making stripes or something else instead.


fish-27.Color your spots.

I tried coloring my spots solid first, but decided to go with the multi colored look. What can you come up with?


fish-1_sm8. Make a display stand!

I made a display stand for my Fresh-water Big bottle-Mouth Bass using a old making tape roll and two straws. Tape the straws onto the insides of the tape roll. Hold the bottom of your fish up to the straws and make marks, cutting small holes into the base of your fish where you've placed the marks. Now drop your fish onto the straws and VOILÀ! — a Fresh-water Big bottle-Mouth Bass!