How to Make a CD Fish Craft

How to Make a Fun Fish Using 2 CDs

CD Fish Crafts
CD Fish Crafts. Sherri Osborn

You can have a lot of fun making an entire school of fish out of any old CDs you have stuffed in draws or cases. his is a great excuse to clean out your computer folder, I know I have old CDs in mine that are probably 10 years old.

  • Age Guideline: 5 Years and Up
  • Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)

The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 Old CDs
  • Construction Paper
  • Wiggle Eyes
  • Craft Glue
  • Yarn or Fishing Line
  • Scissors


Using whatever color of paper you prefer, cut out the fish's lips, fins, and tail. Glue the lips and fins to the side of the cd with the writing on it. Set aside one of the top fins.

Cut a piece of yarn or fishing line 3 - 4 feet long. Tie a knot in one end. Run a line of glue from the hole in the center of the cd up to the top edge of the top fin that is glued onto the CD. Lay the yarn or fishing line on top of the glue so the knot is in the hole in the CD. Glue the extra top fin on top of the other top fin to cover the yarn. Spread glue all over the side of the cd that everything else is glued to. Set the other cd on top of the glue and match up all the edges. Make sure you have the side of the CD with any writing facing down into the glue.

Glue the wiggle eyes on your fish. Glue one on each side of his head.

If you don't have wiggly eyes, you can also use a small white pom-pom and a black bead. This will give your fishes eyes a more 'buggy' look! The last thing you need now is a fin on the side of the fish. You will make these by using a 5- x 6-inch piece of construction paper. Accordion fold the paper.

Once it is folded, hold the folds together and slip in through the hole in the center of the CD. Center the paper in the hole and unfold the ends a bit to fluff them out. Add a little glue to hole of the cd and the paper. You can now hang up your completed fish.