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paper plate rainbow fish craft for kids

How fun are these paper plate rainbow fish? We had so much fun making these to add my kid’s animal wall! Both my children love watching ocean documentaries and learning about the various creatures big and small that live under the sea. Whales are usually the favourite but recently my son’s grandfather was given an old 3D tv and my little guy loves to watch the different coloured fish swimming around in front of him. So inspired by that we decided to create our own Rainbow coloured fish and we just love them!

Here’s what we used

  • Paper plates
  • Tissue Paper
  • Coloured paint and paintbrush
  • Wiggly eye
  • Pink paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to make a paper plate rainbow fish

For each fish you will need one and a half paper plates. Coat these plates in the chosen colour paint and pop aside to dry.

Once dry take your half paper plate and cut in in half to create two triangles. Glue one triangle onto the back of the paper plate to make the tail. Then, take the other triangle and cut it in half downwards from the point to give you two smaller triangles. Glue one of these triangles on an angle at the top of the paper plate and one at the bottom to make the fins.

Paper plate rainbow fish craft for kids

Cut out several tissue paper circles to make the scales and glue them over the back 2/3rds of the fish’s body

Paper Plate rainbow fish

Add a Wiggly eye and a cute heart shaped mouth and once dry the paper plate rainbow fish is finished!

Paper plate Rainbow fish Craft for kids pin

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