Koinobori Fish Making for Kids and Families

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Help your kids develop their creative skills with these fun kids indoor activities



45 mins Class size 10     label $55


This is a virtual Live/Box class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or enjoy with like-minded others. Here's how it works:

  1. Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft kit containing the materials you'll need. Shipping is free, and it should arrive within 2 to 4 business days for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra; 4 to 9 days elsewhere. We ship nationwide.
  3. Enjoy the online class. After booking, you'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. At the time of the class, use that link to join. During the class, you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device. You're in control of your privacy - you can mute yourself and hide your webcam if and when you prefer.

Looking for fun kids indoor activities to keep the kids occupied and help them learn and develop their creative skills? Making koinobori fish for a kids' birthday party or celebration is a perfect fun activity, especially when you can't meet up in person or want to involve friends and relatives interstate.

Koinobori fish are traditionally made for children's day in Japan on May 5th. Landscapes across Japan are decorated with koinobori from April to early May to honour children in the hope they will grow up healthy and strong in the future. So let's make them together to provide us with a powerful symbol during this difficult time, plus they make things to do at home really beneficial to your kids.

In this live online class, you will:

  • Make two koinobori fish to hang in your windows, to send out a message that you are doing OK!
  • Learn how to make a koi fish based on the traditional Japanese koinobori which translates as 'carp streamers'.
  • Work with a young person to assist them to construct their fish (this is a great adult/child project).

Add-ons available for this class
  • Optional Materials (set of scissors, sticky tape and glue) ($5)
  • scissors (small, not safety) ($2)
You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
No prior knowledge but children will need an adult to help.
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
Materials for two koinobori fish, including:
  • Two craft cardboard rolls
  • Tissue paper circles
  • Coloured papers
  • Glass pebbles
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Double-sided tape for eyes
  • Cut out shapes for decorating
  • Glue stick
  • Sticky tape
What you'll need
Just a pair of scissors.
 
Your teacher
Pamela Woods
Pamela Woods

Pamela is a teacher with 20 years of experience

4.9 (214)

I have had the best life ever, following my passions. I have worked as a script editor and writer and been a course leader and senior lecturer in the UK in film and TV and before that I was an illustrator and artist.

For the last 5 years have become increasingly interested in informal learning. I run classes around Sydney in different venues and concentrate on my passion of growing succulents, art and the art of teaching. I go by the name classbunny.

Verified reviews

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Heather Vmch Jun 2020


The Class was a fun experience, with everyone interacting and learning how to make Koinobori Fish. Thanks Pamela for yet another exceptional class :-)

Koinobori Fish Making for Kids and Families review by Heather Vmch

Julie Hatcher Apr 2020


I did the Koinobori Fish workshop run by Pamela today with my 2 grandsons aged 3 & 5yrs. It was a lot of fun and interesting to learn of the Japanese custom of hanging them at the ground of their home to bring health and prosperity to children. The craft elements were supplied ahead of time with plenty for the class and extras to make more later. There was lots of variety to allow for individual creativity. The boys loved it and can’t wai to hang their wares for all to see. Thanks Pamela. From Julie Bill and Alfie

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Julie Hatcher

Jacqui Stockdale Apr 2020


Matilda and I really enjoyed the class. The instructions were easy to folly but not too easy and Pamela was great to chat to while we wer busy working away at our good luck charms.

"It was fun, I like the creative eyes and learning to make two different versions. I want to do it again using the stuff around the house."
Matilda

Paper Craft and Ink workshop review by Jacqui Stockdale
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