Make a 3D Fish

A funny fishy activity exploring how to make a 3D object from a 2D net shape

You’ll be identifying the properties of shapes and visualising how they will change, and practising how to recognise a 3D shape from a 2D representation.

Help turn the fish from 2D to 3D!

The Maths Mates are collecting rubbish floating in the sea. One of the hens spots some fish trapped on the sea bed so they send down nets. Back on the deck, they notice that the fish had all been squashed flat.

Download the activity sheets from the Resources section below.

This activity is part of Summer Fun with the Maths Mates, a creative maths programme with a fun pirate adventure theme. There are lots of activities to try including craft, construction, puzzles, baking, maps and games. The activities all have different themes and explore a range of mathematical ideas.

It is ideal for families to try at home during the summer holidays. Play leaders can also use the activities with children at holiday clubs or summer schemes.

Make a 3D Fish

Activity Sheet - Make a 3D Fish

Explore how to make a 3D object from a 2D net shape