I don’t know what it is about fish crafts, but I’m obsessed. When I found out the Kids Craft Stars Challenge this month was all about using buttons in a kids craft, I jumped with excitement at the chance to create this simple button fish craft for kids. The buttons add a perfect texture to the fish craft since they pop off the page and the little hole reinforcer bubbles are perfect for kids who love to play with stickers (because what kid doesn’t like to play with stickers, right?!). This fun and colorful fish craft is perfect as a summer kids craft and bonus, there are so many great books you use to go along with this craft (find a list of recommendations near the bottom of this post).
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How to Make a Button Fish Craft for Kids
– buttons (different sizes and colors)
– blue cardstock paper
– colored cardstock paper
– paper lunch sack (or light brown cardstock)
– green tissue paper
– white hole reinforcement labels
– small googly eyes
– black marker
1. Start by cutting of a section of your brown paper lunch bag for ocean sand and glue it to the bottom of your blue cardstock paper.
2. Arrange your buttons on your blue cardstock paper where you want to add your fish. Now cut out triangle shaped tail fins for your fish and glue both the tail fin and buttons onto your paper to make all of your fish.
3. Crinkle up some green tissue paper pieces and glue them along the bottom of your paper to make plants.
4. Glue your small googly eyes onto your fish and use your black marker to make a mouth on each of your fish.
5. Finish your fish craft by adding your paper hole reinforcers around your fish to make bubbles.
Kids Craft Stars Monthly Challenge
Have you made a fun craft with buttons lately? We want to see! You can share pictures to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag your photos with the hashtag #kidscraftstars. I will be sharing a few of my favorites every month. I hope you will join us throughout the year with all of our craft challenges. You can see our monthly schedule and materials below.
Button Birds– Crafty Morning
Button Pineapple with free printable – Glued To My Crafts
Ladybug Button Art – Easy Peasy and Fun
Rainbow Caterpillar Button Craft – Artsy Craftsy Mom
Button Dragonfly Craft – Artsy Momma
Invitation to Create with Buttons – Pink Stripey Socks
Starfish Craft -A Little Pinch of Perfect
Button Snail Craft – I Heart Arts n Crafts
Button Stick Tree Craft for Kids – hello, Wonderful
Fine Motor Button Fish – In The Playroom