Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama

The Seahorse Paper Diorama project lets everyone enjoy the unique beauty of these amazing creatures.  Even if you can't keep a cactus alive, these seahorses will thrive under your care.

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

Things You Will Need

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

Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama

Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama

Printing Just Got Easier

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

I email my files directly to on-demand printers like Office Depot, Staples or Kinkos.  They print them for me while I am at work.  I just swing by to pick them up on the way home. Give them a call to make sure you have everything they need.

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

Fun Facts About Seahorses

Seahorses, Pipefishes, and leafy, ruby and weedy Seadragons

This family of fish is found in temperate and tropical seas across the world. Most species inhabit shallow coastal waters. A few are found in the open ocean, especially in association with sargassum mats. 

Seahorses

Seahorse is the name given to 54 species of small saltwater fishes in the genus Hippocampus. The name Hippocampus comes from the Ancient Greek word hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster". It's head and long neck look a lot like a horse. The seahorse's body is covered by segmented bony armor, which makes it look like a tiny monster.  It swims upright and uses it's curled prehensile tail to hold onto things like seaweed.

Seahorses are usually found in shallow tropical and temperate saltwater throughout the world.  Since they are not strong swimmers, they live in sheltered places like seagrass beds, estuaries, coral reefs, or mangroves. Seahorses range in size from 1.5 to 35.5 cm (0.6 to 14.0 in).

Its Time To Print The Seahorse Paper Diorama

The images are available in both letter ad A4 size paper.  

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

Please, be sure to print both the pattern and the instruction files.

Get the Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama

Pattern and Instructions

Letter-size Paper

Get the Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama

Pattern and Instructions

A4-size Paper

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Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama Pattern

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Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama Instructions

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Seahorse Aquarium Paper Diorama Pattern

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Seahorse 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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