Before you recycle whatever magazine you’re currently reading, rip out a page or two and you’ll be able to make a quick batch of fish to delight your toddler!
On the magazine pages, I used a ruler to mark off one inch strips and then cut them out. Next, mark 1 inch in from both the top and the bottom. Cut a slit at this one inch mark from the left at the top and from the right at the bottom. Now, you can fold the strip of paper over itself so the notches slot together, making a fish tail shape.
I recommend not just one, but a whole school of fish for maximum effect!
When I had about a dozen “fish”, we let them fly! If these catch the wind just right, they flutter end over end until they hit the ground.
Cue Veronika’s delighted squeals and eager cries for more!
Needless to say we launched our fish to “swim” in the air many times before she tired of it. Your toddler can get in some good tossing and throwing practice, too!