Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman
Fold a Foliage Fish
Fold two blades of grass in half
Slip the first blade into the second blade
Pull the two blades tight.
Fold the top leg of one of the blades back and through the other blade
Fold the back leg of the horizontal blade over and press it through the loop
Fold the blade pointing down up and through the loop
Tug the blades of grass tight
Flip the shape around to work on the other side
Fold the first leg over and through the loop
Pull the blade of grass tightly
All four blades are now secured.
Leave the fins long to dangle in the water or cut the fins short
Cut the tail fin to match
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