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Watercolor Paper Plate Fish Craft

This simple Watercolor Paper Plate Fish Craft is so fun! Great art project for toddlers and preschoolers and uses supplies you may already have at home!

fish crafts on a white background with blue bubbles.

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Today's craft is perfect if you're looking for something easy to do with your kiddos!

This Watercolor Paper Plate Fish is super cute and fun! It's great for toddlers, preschoolers and younger school aged kids as well.

You can incorporate this craft into any fish or ocean themed learning. Pair it with a book or you can even make some fish themed snacks to go with it, like this Under the Sea Fish Snack.

This craft uses simple supplies you may already have at home and it takes only minutes to get everything prepped and ready to go.

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paper plate with designs from a white crayon.

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paint pallet and brush painting the fish.

I hope you enjoy this craft as much as our family did!

fish on a white background with blue bubbles.

Watercolor Paper Plate Fish Craft

Author: Sweet Hazel Honey


  • paper plates
  • white crayon
  • cup 
  • water
  • watercolor paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors
  • glue stick


  1. Use the white crayon to draw a fish design on the paper plate. Make sure you color in a circle for the eye and we like to draw a triangle where the mouth will be.
  2. Also draw in wavy fish scales with the white crayon.
  3. It is a white crayon on a white paper plate, so part of the fun of this process is the surprise of what you made. But if you need to see the design you’re drawing, simply angle the plate slightly and the crayon will pop against the light.
  4. Once the design is drawn, get your watercolors ready. Fill a cup with water and begin to paint your fish in your choice of watercolors.
  5. Continue painting and blending the colors until your fish is completely.
  6. Let the watercolors dry completely.
  7. Then, when the paint is dry, cut out the triangle mouth.
  8. Use that triangle to glue to the back of the fish for the tail.
  9. Now your super colorful fish are ready to swim!
Created using Craft Card Maker

fish on white background with title text overlay.

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