Paper Plate Fish Craft for Kids

I have to give my 4-year old credit for coming up with the idea for this fun Paper Plate Fish Craft. She asked me if she could use a couple things out of my craft closet last week and she ended up getting out a toilet roll and some of my round stickers. She later brought me her creation and she had staggered the stickers around the toilet roll and it reminded me of fish scales. I instantly thought about one of my daughter’s new books from her Scholastic book order, so we created this Paper Plate Fish Craft for kids to go along with it.
Paper Plate Fish

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Supplies you will need:

1. Start by painting your small paper plate orange and let it dry completely.

2. Use your orange round labels and stagger them across half of your paper plate to create fish scales. If you want to make colorful fish, you can use all of the colored labels.

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3. Cut out all the fin pieces from your orange cardstock paper. I cut out a back fin, a top fin an two fins for the bottom. I also cut small triangle ridges all along the bottom of the fins. This step is optional, dependent on the ability of children.

4. Use your orange Elmer’s Painters Marker to draw lines down all of your fins. You can easily use an orange crayon instead, but I loved how the painters marker looked.

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5. Glue your fins to your paper plate. Finish your fish by cutting out a mouth at the front of the fish and gluing on a large googly eye.

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I love how the scales turned out with using the round stickers! We made ours like the fish in The Bravest Fish Saves the Day, but you could personalize your fish with any colors you choose. In fact, I bet preschoolers would love making their own colorful fish.

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