Make a Japanese Koinobori | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Make a Japanese Koinobori

Create this carp streamer out of supplies around the house!

  • August 10, 2017
Koinobori craft

Have you ever seen a carp fish before? They’re large fish that come in a variety of colors, and they’re used in Japanese decoration — like these koinobori. That means “carp streamer” in Japanese, and carp-shaped windsocks are flown in Japan to celebrate national holidays. Although koinobori are usually made with paper or fabric, we’re going to make ours out of toilet paper rolls and tissue paper!

You’ll need one empty toilet paper roll per kid, some double-sided tape, different colored tissue paper, and a couple more items that you’ll have around the house. Then you’re ready to make your very own koinobori. When you’re done, take it outside and let it flutter in the wind! Or if there is no wind, your kids can run around the yard and let it fly behind them.

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