Ribbon Fish Hair Bow

Ribbon Fish Hair Bow

Making hair bows in the shape of fish is quite easy and only requires a few supplies. These quick, inexpensive and cute bows can be added to the tops or bottoms of braids, to the base of a ponytail or to bangs for a cute side clip. Get your kids active with this project, too, by letting them choose the designs for each fish.

  • Time Required:30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Level:Beginner
Print ProjectShop Ribbons Needed
  • Step 1:You will first want to turn on your glue gun and prepare your Offray ribbon strips using scissors. Each hair clip will need four pieces of ribbon: one six inch piece of the 7/8 inch wide ribbon and three two inch pieces of the 3/8 inch wide ribbon. The longer piece will be the body of the fish.
  • Step 2:Cross the longer strip so there is a small triangle (or head) on one end. Wrap one of the shorter strips around where the wider ribbon is crossed. Secure it with a dab of hot glue.
  • Step 3:Cross the ends of the remaining two short strips so the end creates a point. These will be the fins of the fish. Hot glue one on the top and one on the bottom of the back of the fish, where the head is. The points should stick out from behind, pointing upward or slightly towards the tail.
  • Step 4:Use the hot glue gun or pre-adhesive surface to secure one googly eye to the face of the fish. Clip the tails to a point for added effect.
  • Step 5:Put a dab of hot glue along the flat surface of an alligator clip, careful not to get it in the teeth or closing mechanism. Place the clip on the back of the fish and wait for it to dry.


  • TIP 1:Adjust the length of the ribbon to change the size of your fish.
  • TIP 2:Mix and match ribbon colors and patterns.

Shop Ribbon for this Project

Center Stitch, Grosgrain Ribbon

685356   *   In stock

Price Per Yard: $0.58

$2.30 each

Made in the USA

Grosgrain

474334   *   In stock

Price Per Yard: $0.36

$2.17 each