Who doesn’t think that colorful little fishies are some of the cutest creations on Earth?
I think they are so beautiful and I love all the different colors, shapes, and varieties that are for us to see.
Thinking about this, it came to me the idea of this Easy and Cute Fish Tank Craft. Your kids will have so much fun with this ACTIVITY. They will busy cutting, coloring and gluing. PLUS there is also FREE PRINTABLE that I personally designed I put together JUST FOR YOU!
Are you ready?
Let’s do this!
Easy and Cute Fish Tank Craft
I had so much fun while I designed this craft! I loved all the fishies I created, along with the castle and the octopus! There are so many skills your little ones will get to practice with this project.
I really hope you enjoy it!
Very easy, and you might have them on hand.
- Fish Tank Craft free printable available in color and black & white (Download below)
- Colors, crayons, or markers. I personally love these crayola ones. If you print the black and white.
- White Artboard or Cardstock paper for the tank.
- Blue and White washable kids paint.
- Blue Colored Paper (In case you don’t have cardboard and washable paint)
- Scissors and Glue
Get your Fish Tank Craft Printable (Download below)
This is what you’ll get 🙂
Depending on the resources and time you have, choose whatever you like the best, or use a combination of both. I printed the color one.
The reason why you want cardstock is because you are going to paint it. Normal paper would get kind of flabby and the project won’t look that cool. However, you are welcome to try. It’s your project and you should do whatever you decide is best!
For painting I used 2 tonalities of blue and some white strokes at the end. I also combined the paint with a little bit of water so it would look more like watercolor painting. Do this first so it has good time to dry before gluing the little fishies.
If you don’t have cardstock, or washable paints, you can also use blue paper and that should do the trick!
Color the fishies and the decorations for the tank – if you print the black and white printable – and cut them. Help your child to cut, there are many fishies there! Or you can also do a smaller tank. The point of a craft is to enjoy it, and, sometimes, it can be overwhelming if there is to much to do. That’s why I like to give you as many options as I can.
Glue the little figures on the craft. I used glue stick because, sometimes, normal glue can ruin the color on printed designs. Call me crazy, but I just like perfection.
Super AWESOME Tip
To give some of the fishies and decorations a 3D effect that your kids will absolutely LOVE! Use this little trick.
Cut two thin strips and glue the tips, then start overlapping them (Like a braid), and when you have your desired height glue them together at the top!
As you can see I use this technique on the octopus, see horse, starfish and castle! This is optional, but it looks so stinking cute!
Finish gluing all of the things on the Tank! And your project is complete!
Take this time to share with your kids, or students! I love asking them thing after I am done with a project.
Here are some questions!
- What is your favorite fish?
- Do you like crabs?
- Would you live in a castle, even if it was in a Fish Tank?
- Who is having the most fun?
Get your Free Printables
- Download the Fish Tank Craft Free Printable in Color HERE.
- Download the Fish Tank Craft Free Printable in Black & White HERE.
What did you guys think? Did your kids enjoy this project! Please let me know, I am so looking forward to hearing from you. Have a beautiful day.
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