The move to Redondo Beach disrupted my patterns and thinking which gave me room to try some things I thought about but never did before like these sewn paper fish cards. In between unpacking and settling in, I couldn't find my glue, but I found my sewing machine and scraps of junk mail and fabric. These fish cards were created out of these minimal supplies and tools.
|Paper play sewn fish cards are made of recycled scraps of fabric and junk mail. |
The fish flip open where a special message can be written on the inside.
I sketched a fish pattern, cut it out and used it as a template to trace onto the paper and fabric I chose for the fish cards. After sewing all the pieces together, I found that I couldn't find any envelopes, so I made them out of junk mail world maps.
|I made sewn junk mail envelopes for the paper play sewn fish cards.|
It was like the fish were traveling around the oceans of the world to bring my special messages to my friend and family. After writing on the paper play fish cards, I put them in the sewn paper envelopes and sealed them in by sewing the tops.
|The paper fish cards look so cute inside their junk mail world map envelopes. |
Michele Made Me eco craft blog inspired me to use junk mail.
Maybe, you'd like to make some of these clever and fun fish cards too? I made a free DIY fish card template for you that you can download as a printable PDF. Maybe, you could have a paper play party with them? Maybe, you could do some paper crafts with the kids with them too?
I also made some fish cards with houses on their backs to let my friends and family know that I moved. It's optional to use the house. But wouldn't it make a special housewarming card? Or if you move, you could use them as I did too, as happy new home cards.
|Free DIY printable PDF paper play sewn fish card comes with full directions.|
The full directions for the paper play fish card are on the printable PDF. I also made sure that if you didn't have a sewing machine you could make these paper play fish cards with glue. I think one of the great things about this card is that they are recycling junk mail and scraps of fabric. I definitely was inspired by the eco-craft blog, Michele Made Me which I follow and enjoy. Do you enjoy eco crafts too?