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Super Cute Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids

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This Super Cute Paper Plate Fish Craft is inspired by a beautiful book titled The Rainbow Fish. We love easy crafts that go with themes that we are enjoying. This perfect fish craft can be done just for fun or by extending an Ocean or Under the Sea Preschool theme. Plus, who doesn’t love a great book activity?

Under the Sea Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids

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Fun Paper Plate Fish Craft

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What you will need to make these Cute Paper Plate Fish is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in list form towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!

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The Cutest Paper Plate Fish Craft, The Rainbow Fish Craft Activity for Kids, Under the Sea Preschool Theme, Paper Plate Crafts, Ocean Craft, Easy Craft idea

Have your child paint the bottom side of the paper plate and let it dry completely.

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Cut out a triangle shape from the right side of the plate and glue this on the left side of the plate for the tail. The opening from the cut out will be the mouth. Next, Cut out 2 small fins from colored paper and glue one to each side of the plate, and glue on a googly eye.

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Using the different colors of paper, trace about 1-1 ½ inch round circles. You will need 22-25 of these for the fish scales. For the circles, I just used a small plastic sprinkle container, but you can use anything you have around the house. You can also trace the circles for the kids and have them cut them out or use a circle punch if you have one. Cut the circles out and fold them in half.

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Your child can use a Glue Stick to Rub glue on one side and sprinkle with glitter. *Glitter tip – we love glitter in this house and using smaller glitter bottles helps with the mess.

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Starting in the middle of the plate, about halfway from the mouth to the tail, you and your child will glue on the fish scales in rows. The folded side will face the mouth. Overlap them just a bit, and put about 4-5 in each row. You should have about 6 rows, with the last row being near the tail and only having 2 scales in that row. Of course, we don’t have to be perfect and every fish craft done by a child is a masterpiece.

*Another good tip, if you are working with a group of younger children is have a bunch of circles in different colors already cut out for them to use. Although they won’t be working on their scissors skills, the craft will flow smoothly for a group activity.

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After you glue on all the scales, let this adorable rainbow fish dry completely.

 

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Great Rainbow Fish Activities

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Paper Plate Fish Craft

What’s Needed

Directions

1. Paint the bottom side of the paper plate and let dry completely.

2. Cut out a triangle shape from the right side of the plate and glue this on the left side of the plate for the tail. The opening from the cut out will be the mouth.

3. Cut out 2 small fins from colored paper and glue one to each side of the plate, and glue on a googly eye.

4. Using the different colors of paper, trace about 1-1 ½ inch round circles. You will need 22-25 of these for the fish scales. For the circles, I just used a small plastic sprinkle container, but you can use anything you have around the house.

5. Cut the circles out and fold them in half.

6. Rub glue on one side and sprinkle with glitter.

7. Starting in the middle of the plate, about halfway from the mouth to the tail, you will glue on the fish scales in rows. The fold side will face the mouth. Overlap them just a bit, and put about 4-5 in each row. You should have about 6 rows, with the last row being near the tail and only having 2 scales in that row.

8. After you glue on all the scales, let dry completely.

Fun summer craft for kids!

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Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Clear, Washable, 4 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticksPacon Lightweight Construction Paper, 9-Inches by 12-Inches, Assorted Colors, 500 Count (6555)ALEX Toys Artist Studio 24 Glitter Shakers

 

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