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15 Fun Fish Craft Ideas

We have decided to finish off our fish and ocean series this month with our favorite 15 fun fish craft ideas. If you are looking for fun fish crafts to do with kids or have a fish school theme you are in the right place! We have included the best rainbow fish crafts, paper plate fish crafts and a wide range to choose from for all ages from toddler to preschooler to older kids!

15 Fun Fish Craft Ideas for Kids

15 Easy and Fun Fish Craft Ideas for Kids

This Rainbow Fish Craft is perfect for a story theme craft to go along with the Rainbow Fish book by Marcus Pfister.

Rainbow Fish Craft

Another fun rainbow fish by Little Pinch of Perfect. Love the sparkle scales on this one!

Paper Plate Inspired Rainbow Fish

This fish craft for kids uses foam to make the fish body and is easy to make with a free template included!

Fish Craft for Kids Cover

These Paper Roll Fish by The Craft Train are a great way to recycle your old toilet paper rolls. Kids can get creative coloring their fish and making different designs!

Paper Roll Fish

Here is another fun toilet paper roll fish craft by No Time for Flash Cards. We love the googly eyes on this one!

Toilet Paper Roll Fish Craft

Pasta Fish craft by I Heart Crafty Things – we love the colorful use of pasta for scales in this craft!

Pasta Fish Craft

Paper Plate Puffer Fish Craft by Buggy and Buddy – these little guys are just too cute and we love the colors!

Paper Plate Puffer Fish

This paper plate fish craft by Easy Peasy and Fun has fun colorful paper scales. You can choose different color schemes too!

Paper Plate Fish Craft

Another take on a paper plate fish by Arty Crafty Kids but using a different scale design. We love the foil on this one!

Paper Plate Rainbow Fish

For a fine motor craft activity, this paper fish weaving activity by Easy Peasy and Fun is a great one! Have the kids weave the paper through the fish to finish the craft.

Fish Weaving Craft

This Fish Paper Craft by Buggy and Buddy is perfect for decorations! Kids can have fun making these and hanging them up on display.

Fish Paper Craft

Have you ever made a sun catcher? These fish suncatchers by Mom Inspired Life uses tissue paper. It’s such a fun and bright sun catcher to hang on your window!

Rainbow Fish Suncatcher Craft

This paper plate fish by ABC Creative Learning also uses tissue paper to decorate the fish. We love the pipe cleaner mouth and the way it uses a paper plate for the fin!

Tissue Paper Fish Craft

This Finding Dory Paper Bag Craft by Craft Create Cook is so cute! Kids will love making and playing with this craft afterward.

Finding Dory Paper Bag


We couldn’t resist also including this adorable Button Fish craft by I Heart Crafty Things. It has buttons but also uses paper and tissue paper.

Button Fish Craft

Finally, we love this cereal box aquarium. This is a perfect activity to get kids working with different materials like pipe cleaners, shells and sand!

Cereal Box Aquarium

We hope you enjoyed these 15 fish craft ideas we’ve gathered together! Which one is your favorite?

Before you go, take a peak at this creative Complete the Animals activity. Included is a free fish printable where kids can complete the picture with all sorts of different materials!

Fish with Foil Craft

If you’re looking for more ocean crafts, we also love the following: 

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