Paper Plate Tropical Fish Craft

By: Amanda Formaro from
Updated April 13, 2021
Paper Plate Tropical Fish Craft
Paper Plate Tropical Fish Craft

"These paper plate tropical fish have bright, cheery and vibrant colors. There's no doubt that your children will love making this paper plate craft! There are so many different ideas when it comes to making your own fish, let the kids have fun and create their own species! These paper plate tropical fish are a great way to add a nice color pop to your kids room or even the refrigerator and a fun Spring and Summer craft. "

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts


Materials List

  • 8 Miniature Paper Plates
  • Brightly Colored Acrylic Paints
  • 4 Large Wiggly eyes
  • White Craft Glue
  • Glue Stick
  • Pattern


  1. For each fish you will need two paper plates. Paint one paper plate pink, one yellow, the third one green and the fourth one orange. While those are drying, trace the patterns onto the other paper plates. Paint the pattern pieces the appropriate colors and let dry.

  2. Cut the painted fish pieces out, you should be able to see your pencil lines through the paint.

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