We have been making ocean crafts largely in part to the Moana obsession in our house. The DIY Moana necklace that we made gets played with daily, pretend play is just way too much fun! This confetti fish craft pairs well with our Maui fish hook as we ride the ocean waves, looking for the perfect fish to catch! Bonus, they’re pretty cute.
Glue and glitter or small parts are actually really great for fine motor practice, making this a good craft for even little ones under adult supervision. To make the gluing process a bit easier (and cleaner), put some glue in a small dish and let the kids use a paintbrush to apply. When they stick their confetti on it will stick just like magic! Another way to modify this with little ones is to pre-assemble the fish, letting the kids add glue and confetti to their fish craft as well. We love using craft foam!
Here’s what you need to make your confetti fish craft.
Craft Foam Sheets
What to do:
Begin by downloading and printing your FISH templates.
Cut your templates out and choose the colors of craft foam you’ll be making your fish. Trace your fish templates onto your craft foam and cut out.
Cut your fish head from your fish template and trace onto craft foam. Cut out.
Glue your fish head onto your fish body.
Glue your fish fins onto the body of your fish. (you can glue most of your fins onto the back of your fish to keep things looking tidy) and glue on a google eye.
Draw a smile onto the face of your fish and add expression above your google eye with a black marker.
Coat the body of your fish in school glue and cover the entire surface in confetti. Gently pat the confetti into the fish with your hand. (you’ll want to do this step on a piece of paper, newspaper etc so that you can shake off the excess confetti and reserve it for a future project)
Gently shake the excess confetti off of your fish and allow it to dry completely. Your fish is complete!
Have so much fun with this fish craft!
There are so many ways to play with these, you can add a paperclip to the head of the fish and use a magnetic wand to go fishing! Take it a step further by writing a letter or a number on your fish and fishing for a specific letter to practice letter identification.
This would also make a great addition to Ocean Week of our summer camp at home!