Paper plates are such a handy crafting material - with a bulk supply ready and waiting in the pantry!

Start with:

  • Paper Plates
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock

Create it!

Step 1: Paint a paper plate and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut the textured portion off of the paper plate (save the center to use for the tail and fins later).

Step 3: From the center portion of the plate, cut two small side fins and a tail.

Step 4:Cut approximately 4 inch to 6 inch segments from the textured portion of the paper plate.

Step 5: Glue the 4-6 inch segments together  to form rings.

Step 6: Glue two ring segments together to create the body of the fish.

Step 7: Glue the fins to the fish.

Step 8: From cardstock, cut out an eye and glue to the fish.

One paper plate will make one fish. A fun craft to go along with an ocean study!