This is a good craft project for children aged 3 and above to do on their own with minimal adult supervision.
The kids will be delighted to have their own Fishbowl to hang in the room or on the door of their bedroom with their name written on it!
- Paper plate
- Colour paper – as water in the background, tiny starfishes, bubbles
- Crepe paper – to make sand
- Green glass paper – cut to look like seaweeds of different lengths
- Fish cutouts
- Googly eyes
1. Get the children to paint their fish cutouts. Once dry, glue on the googly eyes.
2. Give each child a paper plate.
3. Cut a piece of blue colour paper into a circle and paste it in the centre of the paper plate.
4. Get them to glue the green glass paper seaweeds and their fishes. To make it look 2D, have the kids scrunch and twist strips of glass paper before glueing.
5. Tear, roll and glue crepe papers at the bottom of the paper plate as sand.
6. Cut out tiny stars as starfishes or circles as bubbles out of colour papers to decorate the sand bed.
1. Cut out the centre of a second paper plate and paste the ring on top of the first paper plate to give it some depth to look like a fishbowl.
2. Paint the whole paper plate blue instead of using blue colour paper.
3. Add in other sea animals such as seahorse, jellyfish or crab.
4. Get them to write their names on the top of the paper plate to make a bedroom door plaque. They’ll love it!
Tearing, rolling and scrunching the glass, crepe or colour papers let the kids work on their fine motor skills.
Check out the other designs for some ideas and inspiration!