Paper Plate Fish Craft | Nanny Anita | My Baba

I am really excited about this paper plate fish craft, it is one I had been meaning to do for a long time. Plus it was also such a great craft to watch EC’s and YC’s creativity come out. To begin with I thought we would all probably end up with similar looking fish, but how wrong I was.

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You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Coloured paper
  • Black paint
  • Liquid chalk pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue

I painted the back of the paper plates black during BB’s lunchtime nap so that they would be ready for them when they got home from school.

Once homework was finished we popped BB in his ball bit next to the table and started to create our paper plate fish. At first EC didn’t want to join in, but he quickly changed his mind.

paper plate fish

We used the liquid chalk pens to design our fish.

paper plate fish

Next we cut out flippers and tails from the paper to stick on.

The finished products were absolutely amazing.

paper plate fish

EC made one that was like a sole fish. You know the ones that live on the sea bed with both their eyes on top. He even gave it extra fake eyes so that predators would be scared off!

paper plate fish

YC made hers to be more like a puffer fish. Where as I made mine a tropical one.

During this whole thing BB was trying very hard to get a hold of all the art supplies by pulling himself up and reaching over the side of the ball pit. I don’t think he is quite ready for this yet.

If you enjoyed my paper plate fish be sure to check out my paper plate snakes and duck crafts.

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paper plate fish craft for children

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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