Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama

The Moorish Idol Paper Diorama project can fire the imagination of a young oceanographer, or be a great school project.

This paper diorama uses traditional Japanese Tatebanko techniques to look like an aquarium. It features two salt water fish - the Moorish Idol. There are also some seaweed and coral to make a nice home for the fish.

Things You Will Need

  • a computer
  • color printer
  • matte photo paper
  • ruler
  • used ballpoint pen
  • scissors
  • glue
  • thread/string.

Moorish Idol Aquarium

Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama

You Can Print At Home Or Order It Out

You don't have to worry about printing. You can print at home or have this paper diorama printed for you.

On-demand printers like Office Depot, Staples or Kinkos can take care of your printing needs. You may be able to email your files directly to the store. Give them a call to make sure you have everything they need.

Oh, I always print the instruction files on regular paper.

Some Fishy Facts For Your Oceanographer

Zanclidae

This family of tropical salt water fish has only one living member, the Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus).

Moorish Idol

The Moorish Idol (Zanclus cornutus) is a saltwater fish. It lives in lagoons and coral reefs. It is found in the Pacific and Indian oceans.

It has a flat disk-like body.  It has distinctive contrasting bands of black, white, and yellow.  The Moorish Idol has relatively small fins, except for the dorsal fin.  It has six or seven spines dramatically elongated to form a trailing  sickle-shaped crest.  The Moorish Idol reaches a maximum length of 23 cm (9.1 in).

It is often seen alone or in pairs.  The Moorish Idol mates for life.  It eats sponges and corals.

 

OK, Let's Print The Moorish Idol Paper Diorama

If you live in the US, you'll want to print the letter size images.

The images are also available on A4 size paper.

Oh, make sure you print both the pattern and the instruction files.

 

Get the Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama

Pattern and Instructions

Letter-size Paper

Get the Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama

Pattern and Instructions

A4-size Paper

 

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Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama Pattern

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Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama Instructions

 

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Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama Pattern

 

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Moorish Idol Aquarium Paper Diorama Instructions

 

How To Set Up The Printer

Recommended Paper: Matte Photo Paper

Print Quality: High

Orientation: Landscape

Page Layout: Same magnification

Page Scaling: None

Other Project Ideas

You can find projects on the  Tatebanko – Paper Diorama page.

You can find other paper projects on the Cannon Creative Park website.

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