Tuesday, May 22, 2012

TIn Foil Fish Father's Day Craft

You can make these tin foil fish and use them for a variety of things.  Use them to decorate frames, make a bookmark, etc.

Here's the tutorial on how to make them:



You will need:

- tin foil (dollar store usually has great deals on foil)
- permanent markers
- hammer (optional)
- googly eye

Optional items - depending on how you want to make them, are:
-  white glue
- glitter

or

- embossing ink
- thick embossing powder
- heat gun


Directions:

Shape tin foil into a fish.  If the shape isn't quite what you were going for, feel free to trim with scissors.

Color fish with permanent markers and let dry.

Either use white glue and sprinkle with glitter and let dry.

Or

Put embossing ink on fish and cover with embossing powder.  Shake of excess powder and return to jar.  Heat with heat gun and allow embossing powder to melt.  Use a skewer or something so that it doesn't blow away.  It's too hot to hold with your fingers.

Let it cool and figure out what to do with them.  I'd love for you to share your ideas!!

One of the ideas I had was to attach it to a painted craft/popsicle stick and use it as a bookmark.  Great gift for a fisherman dad!!



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