Fish-Themed Decorating Projects

Create schools of fish and a blowfish mirror for a kid's room with these step-by-step instructions.

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School of Fish

Materials and Tools:

jigsaw with scroll blade (or scroll saw)
220-grit sandpaper
tack cloth or rags
small saw-tooth picture hangers


1. Draw the desired fish designs on paper, and then trace them onto the masonite pieces.

2. Cut each out using a jigsaw with a scroll blade attached. The scroll blade makes it easier to follow the traced line. Take your time, and don't push the blade — let it work for you. Or cut the pieces out with a scroll saw, which provides precision cuts and almost eliminates the need for sanding after cutting.

3. Lightly sand the edges of the pieces. Remove the dust with a tack cloth or damp rag.

4. Prime the fish and let dry. Paint as desired and let dry.

5. Attach a saw-tooth picture hanger to the back of the each fish and use nails to hang them.

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