Get ready for some fun with this One Fish Two Fish paper plate craft!
When lockdowns began last March, I was desperately looking for activities to keep my preschooler busy (something other than the endless amounts of television she was watching, and that would also minimize interruptions as I Zoomed my day away.) I have a few crafts that I am going to share over the next couple of days and the Dr. Seuss crafts are so fun and timely with his birthday!
Up today? This One Fish, Two Fish paper plate craft. It’s simple enough to cut out, and also quick. But it’s more than enough for your preschooler or young learner to be entertained (and learn something!) My daughter has been doing theme weeks at school, with each day being devoted to a color. They’re learning about things that are blue, red, green, etc. and every day she’s excited to dress in the color of the day and she notices more around her.
She’s also working on numbers, and with the One Fish, Two Fish craft she can work on counting (add in extra fish!) and colors. My daughter is also wildly artistic, so this is something she will want to work on for a while.
What you need for this project:
- Colored craft paper (this origami paper is really pretty!)
- Googly eyes (This set has different sizes and some have lashes. You won’t regret this purchase.)
- Paper plate
- Craft glue
Select red, blue, green and yellow colored craft papers for the “1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” craft. Download the template here. You can use different colors instead of just blue and red as shown here. Trace the fish patterns on the selected papers and cut them out. Trace the fish base pattern on a paper and the fin on a different shade of the same colored paper.
Simply stick the fin cutout on the fish base pattern. The 2 pointy ends of the fin cutout should be facing towards the backside of the fish pattern (towards the tail).
Stick the googly eye on the front side of the fish pattern. Use a black marker to draw a smile on the fish.
Using other colors of paper, craft additional fish.
Grab the paper plate and cut out a paper from blue or ocean mint paper to fill the inner part of the paper plate. Stick the paper cutout inside the paper plate.
Place the paper fish on the paper plate ocean and have fun!