Fish and Sea Shells
Kids can have a whale of a time with these crusty crustaceans and chum sucking creatures of the sea. Turn your holiday tree into an oceanic wonderland with colorful ornaments of voracious great barracudas, white sharks and King Crab baubles.
These cute little ichthyes and crusty cetaceans will make fun and fanciful ornaments. Make fish theme Christmas tree decorations from bits of cloth scraps or trace onto multi-colored foam sheets or other craft materials to make soft or stuffed ornaments.
Fish are given historic importance in most countries and cultures. One common tall tale about sea creatures involves Jonah, the prophet who was swallowed by a "great fish" (or whale). Sea and fresh water creatures appear in books, songs and poetry. Hans Christian Andersen published the children's story "Little Mermaid" in the year 1836. This popular tale tells of a half-human, half-fish girl who falls in love with a human prince and gives up life in the sea in order to gain a human soul.
In some cultures fish symbolism represents fertility and abundance.
Fish and Sea Shell Ornaments
Suggested materials for these cute patterns:
- Decals: Print on window decal sheets...
- Felt: Make filled puffy cloth pillows or window ornaments
- Foam: Trace onto colorful foam sheets to mix and match colors and shapes.
- Celluclay: Paper mache tree ornaments
- Cloth: Trace the designs onto tee shirts to create fun baby doll decorations with puffy paint and glitter.
- Stencils: Decorating the baby's room or use as patterns for sewing projects; embroidery and needle point.
- Magnets: Print on magnet sheets for refrigerator magnets
- Paper: Print and color with markers, crayons, water colors, chalk, colored pencil...
- Wood: Scroll saw enthusiast's dream patterns