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Paper Plate Fish

Paper plate fish - easy to make fish from a single paper plate.
There are lots of lesson plans where you can incorporate this cute paper plate fish activity. Great for bible study and VBS Vacation Bible School. Tell a story or read a scripture relating to the sea or catching fish. Children can decorate the fish in a multitude of ways; crayons, paints, glitter paint and so on. These colorful fish are a cute way to decorate a classroom bulletin board or add a magnet to the back for the children to take home for their refrigerator.
  • White paper plate – any size will do
  • Craft glue
  • Scraps of colorful tissue paper
  • Paints or markers
  • Google eyes
  • Scissors
  • Paint the paper plate and let it dry completely
  • Cut a 1/4 section from the paper plate. This is a good math lesson for older children that are learning about fractions.
  • Use a stapler, glue or tape to attach the tail to the end of the fish.
  • Have the children decorate the fish using glue and scrunched up bits of colorful tissue paper.
  • Add a large google eye.

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