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.
- 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
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.