I get teased a bit around the studio for my love of sardines (for looking at, not eating!) We made a sardine can costume for Halloween last year, and I fully intend on sneaking my collection of fish-shaped chocolates and HAY sponges into future shoots. For obvious reasons, I’m extra excited to share our fish-shaped party favor printable design. Keep reading to see how we made them!
Use them in an ocean party along with a water-inspired balloon backdrop. You can even use them as favors for Children’s Day on May 5th as a modern tribute to the traditional Japanese flying Koinoburi carp!
Step 1: Print the fish template onto the photo paper. Take a matching color cardstock, stack it with the photo paper and cut the shape from both sheets.
Step 2: Attach the two fish shape papers together by using the gloss transparent tape. Make sure the front has the cleaner tape.
Step 3: Prepare the cello bag by adding clear tape to both sides of the bag so it remains flat when filling it with candy. Take the edges of the bottom of the bag and fold them, attach a piece of tape. Fill half the bag with a matching color candy and seal the bag by adding a tape around the cell bag where the candy ends.
Step 4: Slide the bag of candy into the fish and attach it with a piece of tape on the back. Finish it up by cutting the end of the cello bag into a fish tail. Repeat to make the whole school!
Crafting by Ida Olmers and Naomi Julia Satake
Photography & Styling by Ida Olmers