Search Term

Enter a search term (optional)


Select One (optional)

Difficulty Level

Select One (optional)

Estimated Cost

Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Fabric Crafts
  • Paper Crafts
  • Craft Foam
  • Pipe Cleaner Crafts
  • Clay & Sculpting
  • Nature Crafts
  • Wood Crafts
  • Beads & Jewelry
  • Recycled Crafts
  • Painting & Coloring
  • Food Crafts
  • Plastic
  • Mixed Media/Miscellaneous
Time to complete

Select One (optional)

Primary Technique

Select One (optional)


Select One (optional)


Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter
Age Group

Select as many as you like (optional)

  • Toddlers
  • Preschool & Kindergarten
  • Elementary School
  • Pre-Teens
  • Teens


Free Offer
12 Thrifty Trash to Treasure Crafts

If you hate throwing anything away, you will love this collection of thrifty crafts. Learn how to transform any piece of trash into a beloved treasure with this FREE eBook!

Bonus: Get our newsletter & special offers for free. We will not share or sell your email address. View our Privacy Policy

Soda Can Fish Art

Do your part to save the environment by making an aluminum can craft you can display forever! You don't need a fishing pole for this project - just some imagination and soda cans! Make your own Soda Can Fish Art from Heidi Borchers and display it on your mantel.

Soda Can Fish Art


  • Aleene’s Liquid Fusion Glue
  • Soda cans
  • Craft knife
  • Fish pattern (or pattern of your choice)
  • Stylus (with ball point tip)
  • Scissors (I use dollar store scissors to cut my soda cans)
  • Alcohol inks
  • Paint brush
  • Toothpicks (or wooden skewers) to glue to seaweed
  • Clothespins


  1. Use craft knife to remove top and bottom from soda can. Use scissors to cut along seam to open can.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  2. Lay pattern on inside (silver) side of soda can and trace with stylus.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  3. Use scissors to cut along pattern line. (I have a lot of people ask me if the soda can is sharp. My suggestion is to always round any corners and cut in smooth strokes so that there are no “nibs” of soda can which can be sharp and can snag.)

    Soda Can Fish Art
  4. Turn cut design over and gently run fingers over surface to help to flatten design. At this step, the design will not lay down completely flat but it does help to coax it to flatten slightly at this step.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  5. Place design silver side up on craft foam. Draw desired detail patterns with stylus on silver side.

    Soda Can Fish
  6. Your design lines can be as easy as squiggles!

    Soda Can Fish Art
  7. Turn design over and trace alongside pattern lines. This will create a raised effect to your design on the silver side. This step will also help to flatten your design.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  8. Drop alcohol inks onto design and use brush to blend colors together.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  9. Cut seaweed strips from scraps of soda can (or from new can). Add design lines with stylus.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  10. Glue toothpick or skewer onto back of seaweed.

    Soda Can Fish
  11. Use clothespin to hold toothpick in place while glue is drying.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  12. For the base of my sculpture, I smashed a soda can until it was flat.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  13. Determine placement for seaweed and punch smashed can with tip of craft knife.

    Soda Can Fish Art
  14. Dip end of toothpick into glue and insert seaweed into hole(s).

    Soda Can Fish Art
  15. Repeat until desired design is achieved. To attach fish, determine placement on seaweed. Apply glue and use clothespins to hold in place while glue dries completely.

    Soda Can Fish Art

For a comprehensive video tutorial of this project, check out How to Create a Soda Can Fish Sculpture.


Free projects, giveaways, exclusive partner offers, and more straight to your inbox!

Your Recently Viewed Projects

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I love it .Pretty cool. GERONIMOOOOOO


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Project of the Day

Grandma's Knitted Slippersvideocam

Make these super cute slippers and lounge around the house. Grandma's Knitted Slippers also make great gifts for your favorite people.… Continue reading: "Grandma's Knitted Slippersvideocam"



Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Sponsored Content

Connect With Us

Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Twitter
Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ Do Not Sell My Personal Information Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.

I Love It