Make a Koinobori Fish
LIVE STREAMING

With DIY craft box delivered to you

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



45 mins Class size 1 to 10 label $45 or 4 payments of $11.25 Afterpay


This is a ClassBento LiveBox class! From the comfort of your home, share an artisan experience with your friends, family or colleagues, or just enjoy with some like-minded others. As seen on The Guardian, TimeOut, Broadsheet, Concrete Playground, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, and more. Here's how it works:

  1. Book or Request your preferred time
  2. We'll deliver a ClassBento Box to you - this is a physical DIY craft box 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. You'll receive a link to a Zoom meeting. On the day of the class, use that link to join the class. Class sizes are kept small, so you can easily ask questions and get immediate responses. Zoom is free and easy to use, on any device - smartphone, tablet or laptop. 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? Well, we've got you covered with these live classes online!

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 koinbori which translates as 'carp streamers'.
- Work with a young person to assist them to construct their fish (this is a great adult/child project).
- Learn lots of different ways to decorate your fish and we will give you tips and ideas to make many more after the workshop has finished.

At the end of the live online class, you can hang your koinobori fish in your windows to let your neighbours know you are doing okay - one of the best things to do at home!

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 box
Materials for two koinobori fish
- Two craft cardboard rolls
- Tissue paper circles
- Coloured papers
- Glass pebbles
- Ribbons
- Twine
- Double-sided tape for eyes
- Cut out shapes for decorating

 
What you'll need
- Scissors
-Glue stick
-Sticky tape

 
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 5 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your teacher
Pamela Woods
Pamela Woods

Pamela is a teacher with 20 years of experience

4.9 (72)

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

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 Sydney

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 Sydney
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