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It’s the final week of the Maped Helix Summer Super Stars campaign. The six-week break can feel a long slog – but well done parents and carers, it’s almost time to send the kids back to school!
We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part in the campaign and getting creative throughout the holidays. Our team has been blown away by the standard of entries. There’s certainly plenty of creativity out there!
We’ve made a paper mask, a collage animal, a 3D aquarium, a cute octopus and a balloon powered car – and our last challenge is to create a colourful 3D paper fish.
Don’t forget to post your creations by either commenting on our latest competition post on Facebook (@MapedHelix) or by tagging us in on Instagram (@maped_helix) for a chance to win amazing prizes, including stationery bundles and Alton Towers tickets. Find out more about the competition and how to enter here.
Have you completed at least three of our six challenges? Then you are in with a chance of bagging our star prize, including a Micro Scooter and a super Maped Helix bundle.
White or coloured paper
Felt pens or colouring pencils
First, gather all the materials you need.
Grab a pair of scissors and ruler, and cut a plain piece of paper into a 20cm x 20cm square.
Next, decorate your piece of paper with colourful spots or pattern of your choice.
This can be done either with small blobs of finger paint, felt tip pens or pencils.
Fold the sheet into a triangle, spotted side facing outward.
Cut a first slit of about 3cm with the scissors, stopping 1cm before the fold in the paper.
Continue by cutting multiple slits along the bottom of the paper, always finishing 1cm before the fold.
When you get to the end, cut the corner off as shown in the photo.
Unfold to reveal the full square. Turn it over and apply glue on the middle crease.
Fold all the strips on the right-hand side into the middle, except for the last small one.
Push down each strip so that it sticks to the middle.
Fold the strips on the left-hand side towards the centre and stick.
Cut a small quarter circle from a piece of coloured paper so that it is the right size for your fish.
Also cut a small white circle for the eye.
Glue the coloured paper on the large part of the fish and the small circle on top.
Cut out the corner of the fish’s head.
Take a coloured sheet and cut out a heart shape for the mouth.
Draw the pupil of the eye in black on the white circle.
Your colourful 3D fish is complete!
Why not create a few more fishy friends?
And that’s it for our Summer Super Stars campaign – we hope it’s helped fill the time during some of the (many) rainy days!
Don’t forget to take a photo of your creation and tag us on Instagram or comment on the competition post on Facebook to enter our weekly giveaway.
Weekly prizes, including a chance to win Alton Towers tickets, are listed on our social channels – and there’s also the opportunity to win a Micro Scooter if you completed at least three of the six challenges. You can find our terms and conditions here.
Summer Super Stars might be over – but don’t stop crafting! We’d always be delighted to see what you’ve created with your favourite Maped Helix products – just get in touch via social media.