Paper Plate Goldfish Craft

Perfect for preschoolers, this Paper Plate Goldfish Craft reinforces basic shape recognition and fine-motor skills. It requires minimal supplies, making it ideal for large groups of children at home, school, or camp. 

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Paper Plate Goldfish

Paper Plate Goldfish Craft

We made this craft after reading the book Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet by Kelly DiPucchio. My children enjoyed the funny story, and had fun painting their paper plates in various shades of orange and yellow.

Materials needed:

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Paper Plate Goldfish

Directions:

After gathering supplies, invite children to paint their paper plates orange. Allow the plates to dry completely.

Paper Plate Goldfish

Invite children to cut a small triangle out of their paper plate. Older children may be able to do this independently, while young children may find it easier to cut along adult-drawn guide lines.

Paper Plate Goldfish

Tape the triangle to the back of the fish with the round end facing out. Invite children to glue a googly eye to the plate. If desired, draw fins, scales, and patterns onto the fish with markers.

Paper Plate Goldfish

Tape a small piece of string to the back of the goldfish so children can play with their paper plate goldfish or hang it up to enjoy.

Paper Plate Goldfish

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