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March 18, 2014

Fish Kids Craft out of Cupcake Liners

Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a kids fish craft? No matter if they are solid colored or patterned, regular-sized or mini-sized, you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners. 

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Materials you will need:
  • Blue sheet of cardstock paper
  • 3-4 cupcake liners  (can use a variety of standard and mini size)
  • Varying colors of paper triangles for the fish tail fins
  • glue stick
  • wiggly eyes (We received our Wiggy Eyes from our friends at Craftprojectideas.com. Any opinions expressed are 100% my own.)
  • black marker
  • blue and green crayon
  • For the bubbles: Either white paint and a paper straw -OR- blue sequins
Directions:
1. Arrange the cupcake liners and fish tails where you would like them on your blue background paper. Use a glue stick to glue them down onto your paper.


2. Use a blue crayon to draw waves around your fish and a green crayon to draw plants at the bottom of your paper (optional).

3. Glue a wiggly eye on each fish and use the black marker to draw a mouth on each fish.

4. To make the white bubbles: Pour a small amount of white paint onto a small paper plate or piece of paper. Dip the end of the paper straw into the white paint and then blow out the bubble that covers the straw hole you just dipped. Press the end of the straw onto your blue background. Repeat as many times as you desire. (If you don't blow the bubble out at the end of the straw, you will just get a solid circle on your paper when you press it down.)


To make the blue bubbles: Glue blue sequins onto your paper for bubbles. 

Below is my three year old's artwork. She decided to put two eyes on a couple of her fish. Other than me cutting out the triangles for her fish tail's she completed the entire project on her own so this really is a simple and perfect project for a preschooler.


Here is my 1st graders artwork. This project is simple enough for a preschooler, but just as fun for a 7-year old. I loved how my son mixed up his colors making some really unique looking fish. He also had the idea to make his big fish into an Anglerfish with the light hanging off his head. Totally awesome!! You can see he drew a little jellyfish in his scene too.


A perfect book to go along with this craft is Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins.

Cupcake liners are a favorite crafting material of mine. If you are new here or have missed some, make sure to check out our other Cupcake Liner Crafts.

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rachel

3 comments:

Hannah White said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are great! Pinning them for next year's "F Week"

lavina agarwal said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous crafty fishes!

Cindy deRosier said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured your fish project! You can see it here:

http://funfamilycrafts.com/cupcake-liner-fish/

Thanks for another great project idea!