Hi and welcome! Here you'll find easy, inexpensive and fun fish and ocean crafts for kids.
Craft Supplies Needed:
blue construction or colored paper
If you desire, draw a picture of a fish bowl on blue construction paper and cut out or just leave blue construction paper as is. Trace around your child's hand if your child is too small to do so him/herself on a different colored piece of construction paper. Glue the handprint onto the piece of blue construction paper. Glue a wiggly eye on the palm part of the hand or use a sequin for the eye. Glue sequins on for the bubbles coming from the fish's mouth. Easy and fun fish and ocean crafts for kids!
Fishing pole and fish
Long plastic straws or dowling sticks
yarn or string
crayons or markers
Cut a 24 inch length of yarn or string. Poke a hole through the top of the straw. Pull the yarn or string through the hole and tie securely. Tie the yarn or string around the dowling stick if using that. Measure and cut several 1 inch pieces of magnet. Make sure the magnetic side is opposite the knot of the tied yarn or string.
Cut several fish from construction paper. Or if you want to use real water with your fishing pond, cut several fish from plastic lids. Draw eyes and a mouth on each fish. Slip a paperclip onto each fish's mouth.
Lunch bag fish
Craft Supplies Needed:
Small paper lunch bag
paint, crayons or markers
twist tie or string
Decorate the lunch bag with paint, crayons or markers. If using paint, let dry. The bottom part of the bag will be the fish's head. Stuff the bag half full with old newspaper. Gather the top half of the bag together and tie shut with a twist tie or string. Fan out the top part of the lunch bag a bit. This is the fish's tail. Glue on a wiggly eye or draw an eye on with a marker or crayon. Fun fish and ocean crafts for kids made with common household iems!
Stuffed paper fish
butcher paper(or any heavy weight paper that won't tear easily when stuffed with newspaper)
markers, crayons or paint
Fold the butcher paper in half. Draw a picture of a fish onto the butcher paper. Cut out the fish from the folded paper so that you have two identical fish shapes. Decorate the fish as you like with markers, crayons or paint. If using paint, let dry. Staple the two fish shapes together halfway around and stuff that half of the fish with paper. Continue stapling around the fish and stuffing the fish with newspaper until you have a plump stuffed fish. Punch a small hole in the top of the fish with a pencil and thread a piece of string through, knotting the end, to hang up your fish with.
Paper plate fish
1 regular size paper plate
markers, crayons, or paint
Cut a triangle shaped wedge from one side of the paper plate. This will be the fish's open mouth. With the cut-out wedge, tape it onto the opposite end of the plate to be the fish's tail fin. Decorate your fish as you like with markers, crayons or paint. Glue on a wiggly eye if you like for the fish's eye, or paint or color on an eye.
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