Rainbow Fish Paper Plate Craft

Take those paper plates and cupcake wrappers and get ready for a fun afternoon making a Fish Paper Plate Craft with your little ones! Kids will love making this colourful fish craft, it's super fun to put together and it looks adorable! This fish craft would be perfect to make as part of an ocean theme or to go alongside the book 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

paper plate fish craft

Paper plate crafts are always fun to make. I love how budget-friendly and frugal it is to make crafts and keep the kids happy while upcycling things we already have at home.

And this fish craft hits the mark! The colourful cupcake wrappers also add something extra and make an interesting design.

How much fun would it be to make a colourful fish after reading the book, 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister with your little ones. If you don't have the book scroll down to a link of a youtube video.

Here are a few other fish crafts we love:

If you are looking for other sea creatures then check out our washi tape octopus craft

paper plate craft

Paper Plate Fish Craft

Paper Plate Fish Craft Supplies:

  • 1 yellow paper plate
  • 1 yellow full-size cupcake wrapper
  • 2 yellow mini cupcake wrappers
  • 2 red mini cupcake wrappers
  • 2 purple mini cupcake wrappers
  • 2 green mini cupcake wrappers
  • 2 blue mini cupcake wrappers
  • 1 googly eye
  • Scissors
  • Glue

paper plate fish craft supplies

How to make your own Fish Paper Plate Craft

Fish paper plate craft

STEP 1: Flatten your cupcake wrappers.

Start by taking your cupcake wrappers, flatten them first, then cut them in half with scissors. Set them aside. 

cupcake liner and paper plate craft

STEP 2: Cut paper plate.

Using your scissors, start cutting a small wedge out of your paper plate. Once you've cut it out, discard it. 

cut paper plate

STEP 3: Work on your larger cupcake wrapper.

Take your large cupcake wrapper and fold it in half twice, then attach it to the end of the paper plate with a bit of glue. This will be the fish's tail.

cupcake liner tail

STEP 4: Give your fish some scales

Take all the mini cupcake wrappers from the first step and glue them along the side of the paper plate, one row of each colour. These will be the fish's fins.

fish craft

add scales to fish craft

cupcake liner and paper plate fish craft

And your fish craft is completed! Easy-peasy, I know! Younger children may need a little help, but this craft is brilliant for developing cutting skills. 

rainbow fish activities

Don't feel you have to keep all your scales in rows either. You could add the different colours randomly on your fish to create a cool multicoloured rainbow fish. 

If you don't have 'The Rainbow Fish' book and you would like to make this fish craft alongside reading the book take a look at the youtube video below. 

rainbow fish craft for kids

We hope you and your children enjoy making this cute little fish craft made with paper plates and cupcake wrappers! This is the perfect paper plate craft for summer.

Rainbow fish craft for kids. A fun and easy paper plate craft.

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