Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft

rainbow fish paper plate craft

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rainbow fish paper plate craft

This week both of the girls started swimming on their own! This is something we have been working on for years so to see them cannon ball into the deep end and swim without fear has been amazing!

With their new found freedom in swimming, they have been all about fish- reading fish books, playing fish games, doing fish crafts…we have even been eating fish for snacks and dinner! This Rainbow fish paper plate craft goes great with the book Rainbow Fish by. Marcus Pfister, but it can easily be worked into other books about fish (see suggestions at end of post).

Items Needed for Rainbow Fish Craft:

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rainbow fish paper plate craft

One of the things that I love about this craft is that there is no “right way” to do it. One of my kiddos struggled with this a bit – but, the process of creating is far more important than how the craft turns out! Simply set up an invitation to create using all your materials and let your kids create.

rainbow fish paper plate craft

My kids had a blast experimenting with mixing colors, creating patters, and exploring textures.

rainbow fish paper plate craft

It doesn’t even matter what side of the plate your children decide to paint on. Possum painted on the back of her plate which gave her fish a really cool 3D effect.

rainbow fish paper plate craft

Once done painting have kids add glitter if they want (this way the wet paint will act as a glue for the glitter) and set aside to dry. Once dry you will cut a triangle out of the fish body (for the mouth). On a second paper plate (we used the plates that we had been mixing our paints on) cut out a heart shape for the fin and staple it to the fish. Allow children to use the collage items to decorate their fish and add on googly eyes. We had one fish with seven eyes!

rainbow fish paper plate craft

A simple and FUN craft that will have your child exploring!

Books About Fish:

Click the affiliated photos to read a description of each book and take a peak inside. These are all available for purchase on Amazon.

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