Kids of all ages will love creating their own unique paper plate fish with this super cute craft for kids! This paper plate fish craft is an easy craft for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age kids that only uses a paper plate, construction paper, googly eye, and glue to make a fun under the sea project! This ocean craft is good for improving fine motor skills too!
Paper Plate Fish
Kids are fascinated by fish. That why fish crafts are always so popular. This paper plate fish craft is is a fun way for kindergartners and preschoolers to work on fine motor skills. Kids will have fun making this simple fish using ripped pieces of paper. Plus don’t miss this super cute printable fish craft.
Paper Plate Fish Craft
To make this easy fish craft you will need a few simple materials:
- Paper Plate
- Construction Paper
- Large Wiggly Eye
Paper Plate Fish Crafts
Cut a large triangular wedge out of the paper plate.
Choose the colors you wish to use for your fish craft. You could make the fish one solid color, or challenge your child to form a pattern with 2-3 different colors.
Tear the paper into long strips that are approximately one inch wide. Then tear the strips so that you have one inch squares. These will form the fish’s colorful scales.
Fish paper plate craft
Use glue to attach the ripped paper squares to the bottom side of the paper plate. You want to completely cover the plate. Once the plate is covered, it is time to create the fish’s fins and
tail. Cut a large triangle and glue it to the fish, underneath the paper plate, to form its tail. Cut a smaller triangle to become the side fin. Glue it to the fish.
Cut a medium-sized triangle and then cut off one point, creating a trapezoid. Turn the trapezoid over, so the larger side sticks up, and glue it to the fish to creat the top fin. Finally, attach a large wiggly eye.
This paper plate fish craft is a fun craft to pair with a sea creature unit. Or use it as a paper plate craft for summer.
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