Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rainbow fish craft

 This rainbow fish craft is so fun! I  really like that it helps the book come to life for the kids. There are also so many different ways you can modify it, so use what you have!


  • template of the fish (or you can draw your own)
  • 1/2 inch or so bits of various colored tissue paper or construction paper (we used tissue paper in the photo above, but you can also use construction paper cute into squares)
  • small amount of tinfoil
  • thin strips of various colored tissue paper or construction paper
  • one big blue piece of tissue or construction paper OR a blue marker or crayon
  • glue
  • scissors


  • print rainbow fish template (or draw the outline of a fish on a piece of paper) Rainbow Fish Template
  • color the head in blue, or glue on a piece of tissue or construction paper.   It doesn't have to be perfect as we're going to cut out the fish at the end.
  • glue strips of various colored tissue or construction paper on the fins and tail (see photo).
  • glue 1/2 inch (ish) squares of tissue paper or construction paper onto the body.
  • glue a few strips and 1/2 inch squares of tinfoil over the fish  (or just glue on one square scale to show Rainbow Fish after he shared).
  • Cut out along the lines (if you used tissue paper you'll be able to see the lines through it... if you used construction paper, just estimate where the lines are).  This step will require adult assistance for younger children.
  • Cut out the mouth and eye and glue them onto the head.  (you can color them in with markers if you wish.)

Rainbow Fish template

Enjoy! Don't forgot about Help Me Grow's Second Annual Family Event!  It Saturday April 30th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am at UVU Center Stage, 800 W University Parkway, Orem. You can register at www.untiedwayuc.org Questions? Call 801-691-5322

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