Hot summer days are perfect for doing a bit of crafting with the kids (preferably inside with some air conditioning). And when it comes to summer crafts, sea animals are perfect for all ages.
One of our favorite sea animal crafts is this cute paper plate pufferfish craft!
When you finish this adorable fish craft, you may want to check out some other fun Summer Paper Plate Crafts.
Paper Plate Pufferfish Craft
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- Paper plate
- Acrylic paint
- Construction paper
- Wiggly eyes
- Black marker
- Glue stick
Using the fork as a stamp, paint the paper plate with tine marks. We found that going around the outer edge and working our way inward helped create the look we wanted for our blowfish.
Once the paint is dry, use scissors to cut fins out of construction paper. We cut ours into wide triangles and attached them to the back of the plate.
Use glue to add some fun googly eyes.
To create a mouth for your fish, use a black permanent marker.
Try creating a pufferfish with two different colored paints for even more fun! (We used construction paper to cute out a mouth for this one to help it stand out a bit more amid all the colors.)
This cute summer craft is fun to make and looks pretty hanging on the doors.
We used ours to help decorate for my son’s shark birthday party. The guests loved looking at them while playing all the shark games.
Whether you make one paper plate pufferfish craft with your little crafter, or you make a school of them, this sea animal craft is sure to bring a smile!
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Those turned out really nice! They’d look great hanging on display, too.
Katie Pinch says
Jennifer Altman says
great ideas, thanks for sharing at share it Saturday, I’m featuring you this week!
Jenny aloysius says
Art gives children great knowledge,and thinking skill,l love all the sea the sea animal art,which has been posted,its simple and marvelous,good job ,thank for giving us ideas,to create fun in classroom.
One of the things I hope to do with the activities I share here on the blog is to inspire parents and teachers with new ideas to use with their kids and students.
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