Thursday, February 11, 2016

Colorful 3D Paper Plate Fish Craft (and our 10 Favorite Fish Books!)

Today I've got another unique paper plate craft to add to our ever growing list of paper plate crafts.  Recently I transformed several paper plates into beautiful 3D fish.  Then, my son and I got to work painting them with all the vibrant colors of the rainbow!

Awesomely colorful, 3D Paper Plate Fish

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books
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As always, here's a great list of our favorite fish books to go along with this beautiful and fun kids craft!

Out 10 Favorite Kids Fish Picture Books 


Let's Make Colorful 3D Paper Plate Fish!

Print out my free  Paper Plate Fish Template and cut out the pieces.

Fold the paper plate in half and then trace the pieces.

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Then, cut them out.

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Cut out the 3 slits in the fish's body.  (I folded the body to start the slits.)

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Stick the top fin through the top of the fish.

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Then, cut a little slit in the bottom of the fin.  Push down 1/2 one way and the other 1/2 the other way.  Then, tape them down to the bottom of the body.

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Now you're going to connect both bottom slits together.  Cut 1/2 of one slit from the front and cut 1/2 of the other slit from the back.  Now the fins should slide into one another.

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Now slide in your side fin.  Squish the fish down a bit to give it a better shape and fold up the tail.

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books


Fish, fish, fish!

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books

Then, grab your liquid watercolors and paint away!

Kids Paper Plate Fish Craft- Make Paper Plate fish with kids and our 10 favorite Fish books


:) Hope you enjoy painting these fish with the kids!  And if you enjoyed this craft, check out these other crafts below!

More Ocean and Fish Themed Kids Crafts




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