These fun Kids Fish Crafts are great to make any time of the year. Many of them are made with simple, inexpensive that you are likely to have around the house and the rest can generally be picked up at your local dollar store.
Work on scissors skills, teach the kids how to glue items together, and let them express their creativity to make these adorable underwater-themed crafts. These would be great to go along with reading some fish-themed books like The Rainbow Fish, The Pout Pout Fish, One Fish Two Fish, and Swimmy or as part of a fish unit in school or homeschool.
Kids Fish Crafts
We can’t wait to grab the kids and the craft supplies and start making a bunch of these fish projects. We could make a whole ocean-themed wall in our house!
You don’t need many supplies to make these paper plate fish. Paper plates, tissue paper, glue, construction paper, and scissors are the basics. Then, add in some googly eyes if you want (or make the eyes from construction paper) and you’re all set. Who can make the most colorful fish?
Okay, we’re using a loose definition of fish here but these adorable canvases were just too cute not to include. Use seashells, construction paper fish, or plastic fish instead of the starfish and sand dollars if you want.
The kids can make these fun handprint fish puppets and then put on their own under the sea puppet play for you.
These windsocks will be such fun hanging outside or in a window catching the breeze. It might even look like they’re swimming through the water. More really simple materials go into this – and what a clever idea to use page reinforcements to make the bubbles!
Wow! This tropical reef craft actually lights up! Show some kids some real bio-luminescent fish online and then let them create their own.
This is a great way to use up some scraps, leftover sequins, glitter, or confetti to create fun and funky fish.
Get out your button stash and turn them into some super cute fish. Don’t have any on hand? You can usually find some really inexpensive, colorful buttons at the local dollar or craft store.
Let the kids experiment with color blending and interject a little STEM activity into this rainbow fish craft.
Save your popsicle sticks and turn them into these super cute fish. Add extra elements with scrap paper and other bits and bobs.
Who would have thought you could create some fun jellyfish from paperbags? Make these and then hang them from some fishing line so they can catch the breeze and move around.
These puffer fish are adorable, but may be the craft on this list that requires the most work when gathering up the craft supplies. If you can’t find the honeycomb balls at a craft store, try a party supply store or search online. These would make really great party decorations!
Isn’t it amazing how many fun craft projects you can make from egg cartons. We love these fish and whales. The kids may just have so much fun that they want to make a whole ocean’s worth!
These paper sharks aren’t just fun to make – they’re fun to play with too! Rock them back and forth to make it seem like they’re swimming through the ocean.
Here’s a different take on a jellyfish craft. If you don’t have any buttons on hand, you could just cut or punch out a bunch of circles from construction paper.
Here’s a fun one to go along with the Rainbow Fish book, a popular one with the little ones. Even if you don’t read the book, kids will get a kick out of making fish with such pretty shimmery scales.
Hang these in the window and watch the colors really come to life. This would make a great gift for grandparents.
Have a Finding Nemo/Finding Dory marathon and follow it up with this fun paper bag craft! You could make Dory, Marlin, and Nemo!
Let the kids make one of these for their own rooms and then make some more for family and friends. These ornaments would make great Christmas gifts and you’ll have a big head start on gift-giving.
Use your x-ray vision and imagine what a fish might look like inside – or check out some pictures in books or online. Then, the kids can make their own colorful versions!
How cute are these? We can almost picture them with a thought bubble coming out of their mouth saying hello.
Go for a walk and gather up some rocks while you stroll. Later, you can paint them and turn them into cute little fish. Keep them for yourself and place them outside as friendship rocks for others in the neighborhood to find.
Aren’t these fun ideas? We think the kids will have a great time making these adorable fish crafts.