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Rainbow Fish Art Craft for Kids

By: Michelle from
Updated December 04, 2023
Rainbow Fish Art Craft for Kids
Rainbow Fish Art Craft for Kids

For a fun and easy art project that your children will love, check out this Rainbow Fish Art Craft for Kids. Full of color, this simple craft idea uses cut celery to create the scale effect on your underwater creature, bringing it instantly to life. Kids can get as creative as they want with their fish friend and decorate her however they please, be it a rainbow scheme or other design. When they are finished with their masterpiece, you can hang this simple kids' craft on the wall or fridge so everyone can see the lovely colors. For more fun sea creature crafts, check out our collection of 15 Sea Creatures for Kids to Make.

Age GroupToddlers, Preschool & Kindergarten

The Rainbow Fish is a popular children’s book by Marcus Pfister, but did you know that a freshwater rainbow fish really exists? This colorful underwater friend can be found in Australia and New Guinea. They lead content lives in captivity and feed of flakes or insects floating at the surface of the water. Rainbow fish are usually around 5 inches long but can reach up to 8 inches in length. They are harmless and friendly fish that do well in tropical fish communities although males sometimes show aggression toward one another during breeding season. Because these fish do so well in captivity, you can take your kids to see them at an aquarium when they finish making this adorable and colorful fish craft. They can get excited to paint a fun fishy friend while also learning about the real life fish that their artwork is based on. Who knew a fish painting would turn into such a great learning activity too?

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